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Help AASM Update the Clinical Guideline on the Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults

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gerardcarandang +0 points · 11 months ago Original Poster

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is currently working on a focused update of its clinical practice guideline on the Diagnostic Testing for Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This guideline will provide recommendations on new devices and technologies for diagnosing adults with obstructive sleep apnea. This guideline will have an important impact on standardizing physician practice and ensuring that patients get the best quality care.

AASM physicians are currently reviewing the scientific literature to update these guidelines; however, they also want to know what you think:

o What do you think about Home Sleep Apnea Test devices?

o What are your values and preferences regarding in-lab versus home sleep apnea tests?

o What has your experience with OSA been like?

o What are some of your concerns about home sleep apnea test devices?

We are reaching out to you, MyApnea.Org patients, to see if you are interested in contributing to this project as a patient stakeholder. The AASM is looking for 4-5 volunteers; if you are interested, please get in touch! Sharing the patient perspective will allow AASM to develop a clinical practice guideline that is useful to both physicians and patients.

Who can volunteer?

  1. Patients (18 years of age or older) who have been diagnosed with OSA, or….
  2. Individuals who are caring for an adult who has been diagnosed with OSA.

If I volunteer to be a patient stakeholder, what happens next?

  1. You will complete a brief survey about what outcomes are most important to you when being diagnosed with OSA, and your experience being tested by diagnostic devices.
  2. You will provide feedback on the clinical practice guideline document during the public comment period once it has been drafted.

Who do I contact?

If you are interested, please email Gerard Carandang at gcarandang@aasm.org.

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