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Table 3 The 10 OSA Commandments®

From: Long term management of obstructive sleep apnea and its comorbidities

Prevention I Help to avoid overweight and obesity
Diagnosis II Suspect OSA in cases of snoring and/or visualized apneas or daytime sleepiness
III Confirm the diagnosis. Perform sleep study
IV Quantify sleepiness, BMI, AHI, and nocturnal hypoxemia
V Identified comorbidities, particularly cardiovascular, metabolic and neurocognitive deficits
VI Explore the upper airway and look for treatable anatomic abnormalities
Treatment VII Establishes a program to reduce weight
VIII Start patient-specific treatment
IX Supervise the correct use of CPAP and other devices and medications
Follow-up X Establish a follow up plan and measure response to treatment
  1. Abbreviations: OSA obstructive sleep apnea, BMI body mass index, AHI apnea-hipopnea index, CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
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