Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Biggest Killer on Monotonous Roads

by Sheela Philomena on  June 3, 2013 at 2:05 PM Research News
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20 percent of crashes happening on monotonous roads can be attributed to obstructive sleep apnea, says researcher.

The American Thoracic Society has released new clinical practice guidelines on sleep apnea, sleepiness, and driving risk on non-commercial drivers.
 Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Biggest Killer on Monotonous Roads
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Biggest Killer on Monotonous Roads

Kingman P. Strohl, MD, program director, sleep medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, director of the Center for Sleep Disorders Research at Case Western Reserve University and chair of the committee that drafted the guidelines said that with the new guidelines, the they are aiming to provide healthcare practitioners with a framework for the assessment and management of sleepy driving in the evaluation of OSA.

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The new guidelines have been published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Source: ANI

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