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News You Can Use: Elbow Sign predicts Obstructive Sleep Apnea


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11/13/2013
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As we have written before, sleep apnea is an important issue for patient safety - especially when undergoing anesthesia. In a new study published in the medical journal Chest, a simple test predicts the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in over 96% of cases. Here is the test: if you are male with a Body Mass Index over 31 and your spouse elbows you in the night because you snore or stop breathing, then you most likely have Obstructive Sleep Apnea [96.6% acccuracy].

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