Updated Guidance on Treating Sleep Apnea, More

October 18, 2013 | Physician Practice News

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The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new guidelines advising that providers encourage weight loss in obese patients who have obstructive sleep apnea and recommend continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in the initial treatment of all patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The incidence of obstructive sleep apnea is rising, according to a September 24, 2013, ACP press release, most likely because of the increasing rates of obesity.

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