Leitlinie: Therapie der obstruktiven Schlafapnoe des Erwachsenen

Translated title of the contribution: Guideline: Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults

T. Verse Dr., R. Bodlaj, R. de la Chaux, A. Dreher, C. Heiser, M. Herzog, W. Hohenhorst, K. Hörmann, O. Kaschke, T. Kühnel, N. Mahl, J. T. Maurer, W. Pirsig, K. Rohde, A. Sauter, M. Schedler, R. Siegert, A. Steffen, B. A. Stuck

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The current guideline discusses conservative and surgical therapy of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults from the perspective of the ear, nose and throat specialist. The revised guideline was commissioned by the German Society of Ear-Nose-Throat, Head-Neck Surgery (DG HNO KHC) and compiled by the DG HNO KHC's Working Group on Sleep Medicine. The guideline was based on a formal consensus procedure according to the guidelines set out by the German Association of Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF) in the form of a"S2e guideline". Research of the literature available on the subject up to and including December 2008 forms the basis for the recommendations. Evaluation of the publications found was made according to the recommendations of the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (OCEBM). This yielded a recommendation grade, whereby grade A represents highly evidence-based studies and grade D those with a low evidence base.

Translated title of the contributionGuideline: Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults
Original languageGerman
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)1136-1156
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 11.2009


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