[Respiratory polygraphy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome]

Virgilio S, García Martí S, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A.
Record ID 32018001526
Original Title: Poligrafía respiratoria en síndrome de apneas e hipopneas obstructivas del sueño
Authors' recomendations: CONCLUSIONS Moderate-quality evidence shows that respiratory polygraphy shows a diagnostic performance similar to that of polysomnography, and at a lower cost, in patients with high-suspicion of having obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) and with no related comorbidities. Low-quality evidence suggests that respiratory polygraphy does not show clinical benefits when compared with polysomnography in patients with low-suspicion of having OSA and/or with comorbidities. The clinical practice guidelines consulted consider respiratory polygraphy as a valid diagnostic method in patients clinically suspected of having OSA and with no related comorbidities. Health sponsors from high-income countries consulted cover respiratory polygraphy as a diagnostic method in patients with high-suspicion of clinical OSA who do not show other related comorbidities. The public health sponsors from Latin America consulted do not mention its coverage. No studies assessing the economic impact of the use of respiratory polygraphy in patients with suspected OSA have been found in Argentina.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2019
URL for published report: https://www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Polysomnography
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Home Care Services
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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