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The future of sleep apnea management: we can either ride the bus or drive it

Authors
  • Pittman, Stephen D.1
  • Chase, Barry2
  • Gottlieb, Daniel J.3
  • Hwang, Dennis4
  • Kirsch, Douglas B.5
  • Shah, Neomi A.6
  • Sterling, Kimberly L.7
  • Thornton, Keith8
  • Barnes, Teresa R.9
  • Tosi, John10
  • Carden, Kelly A.11
  • Bogan, Richard K.12
  • Reuveny, Amir13
  • Ancoli-Israel, Sonia14
  • Malhotra, Atul15
  • 1 Apnimed, Cambridge, MA , (United States)
  • 2 Chase Dental Sleepcare, Commack, NY , (United States)
  • 3 VA Boston Healthcare System and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA , (United States)
  • 4 Kaiser Permanente, Fontana, CA , (United States)
  • 5 Sleep Medicine Atrium Health and Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Charlotte, NC , (United States)
  • 6 Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY , (United States)
  • 7 ResMed Science Center, San Diego, CA , (United States)
  • 8 SleepWell Solutions, Dallas, TX , (United States)
  • 9 Respiratory Research Advocate and Patient Advocate, St. Louis, MO , (United States)
  • 10 John Tosi DDS, Private Practitioner, St. Louis, MO , (United States)
  • 11 Ascension Medical Group, Nashville, TN , (United States)
  • 12 Bogan Sleep Consultants, Columbia, SC , (United States)
  • 13 Wesper, New York, NY , (United States)
  • 14 Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA , (United States)
  • 15 Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Physiology, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA , (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Frontiers in Sleep
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A.
Publication Date
Jan 12, 2024
Volume
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3389/frsle.2023.1323447
Source
Frontiers
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Sleep
  • Perspective
License
Green

Abstract

This consensus conference report summarizes discussions on sleep apnea care and management. Our goal is to simplify the journey to optimize success for individuals at risk of obstructive sleep apnea and to facilitate diagnostics, monitoring and communication among the entire healthcare team including patients, primary care physicians, sleep specialists, sleep dentists and other key providers. The statement identifies five key problems or unmet needs and contemplates four potential future directions.

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