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September 10, 2014

From JAMA’s Daily News Site

JAMA. 2014;312(10):989. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11172

People who are unusually sleepy during the day for no apparent reason should be evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea and, if needed, undergo a diagnostic sleep study, according to a new clinical guideline.

The guideline, from the American College of Physicians (ACP), is based on reviews of peer-reviewed studies published from 1966 through May 2013. The ACP’s review of the medical literature evaluated how effectively different types of sleep tests can diagnose sleep apnea.

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