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Document ID (ISN)110102
CIS number 09-1042
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Parks P.D., Durand G., Tsismenakis A.J., Vela-Bueno A., Kales S.N.
Title Screening for obstructive sleep apnea during commercial driver medical examinations
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.51, No.3, p.275-282. Illus. 41 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate consensus criteria for screening commercial drivers for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Drivers underwent OSA screening using consensus criteria at commercial driver routine medical examinations. Among 456 drivers examined, 53 (12%) were referred for polysomnography, among whom 20 were confirmed to have OSA. Using the consensus criteria, an OSA diagnosis was reached for the same 20 subjects, supporting the high positive predictive value of the criteria. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) apnoea; sleep disturbances; medical examinations; road transport; aptitude tests; drivers
Descriptors (secondary) diagnosis; occupational medicine; description of technique; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Road transportation
Fatigue