Management of sleep apnea in the neurology patient: Five new things

Rachel E. Salas, Rohini Chakravarthy, Alex Sher, Charlene E. Gamaldo

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Abstract

Recognizing and treating sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is essential in delivering neurologic care due to its association with a growing list of neurologic conditions (e.g., stroke, neurodegenerative disorders). Thus, increased proficiency in the recognition and management of SDB is likely to result in better outcomes, care, and utilization of health care resources. To date, continuous positive airway pressure remains the gold standard for patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea and has been shown to be effective in treating variations of SDB. Appropriate application of new methods and technology such as home sleep testing can help bridge the gap between the need and supply for sleep health care and delivery. Increased focus on efficacious strategies to further awareness and education for patients, caretakers, and providers is paramount to long-term adherence to treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-52
Number of pages9
JournalNeurology: Clinical Practice
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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