Sleep Medicine

Sleep Outcome Tool: OSD-6

 Obstructive Sleep Disorders-6 (OSD-6)DescriptionAssesses sleep disordered breathing-related quality of lifeTargeted AgePediatricsItems (Domains)6 (6)Estimated Completion Time5 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) de Serres LM, D

Position Statement: Nasal Surgery and OSAS

Nasal surgery is a beneficial modality for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).Nasal surgery can facilitate the treatment of OSA using CPAP(Continuous Positive Airway Pressure).  Nasal resistance or obstruction is highly related to CPAP no

Position Statment: Tonsillectomy and OSAs

In the adult population, tonsillectomy is the appropriate first line treatment in select patients (Epstein 2009, Evidence Based Clinical Guideline).

Position Statement: Submucosal Ablation of the Tongue Base for OSAS

Adult patients with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be successfully treated with submucosal radiofrequency tongue base ablation.(Powell 1999 and refs below) The majority of studies demonstrating effectiveness of tongue base submucosa

Position Statement: Midline Glossectomy for OSA

Midline partial glossectomy is an effective surgical modality for the treatment of select pediatric and adult patients with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea with significant macroglossia.

G-I-N Scholars Program

G-I-N ConferencePhiladelphia, PASeptember 28-30, 2016(up to five travel grants of $1,500 each available)Get Involved with AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guidelines: Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) Conference Scholars ProgramThrough the G-I-N Sch

Position Statement: Tongue Suspension

When behavioral, dietary, and non-invasive techniques fail, surgery plays a vital role in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, despite the fact that it may not completely eliminate or cure the syndrome.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Tonsillectomy in Children

Leadership: Reginald Baugh, MD (Chair); Sanford Archer, MD (Assistant Chair); Ron Mitchell, MD (Assistant Chair); Richard M.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Polysomnography for Sleep-Disordered Breathing Prior to Tonsillectomy in Children

Leadership: Peter S. Roland, MD (Chair)Guideline Development Group: Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH; Lee J. Brooks, MD; Norman R. Friedman, MD, DABSM; Jacqueline Jones, MD; Tae W. Kim, MD; Siobhan Kuhar, MD, PhD, DABSM; Ron B. Mitchell, MD; Michael D.

Research Gaps - Sleep Medicine

Click to view the research gaps identified in each of these clinical practice guidelines:Polysomnography for sleep-disordered breathing prior to tonsillectomy in childrenTonsillectomy in children