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Verse, T.; Dreher, A.; Heiser, C.; Herzog, M.; Maurer, J. T.; Pirsig, W.; Rohde, K.; Rothmeier, N.; Sauter, A.; Steffen, A.; Wenzel, S.; Stuck, B. A. (2016): ENT-specific therapy of obstructive sleep apnoea in adults. In: Sleep and Breathing, Vol. 20, No. 4: pp. 1301-1311
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Abstract

The German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery recently has released the abbreviated version of its scientific guideline "ENT-specific therapy of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in adults", which has been updated in 2015 and can be found online at the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften, AWMF). A summary of the main recommendations is provided in this revised English version. All recommendations are based on a systematic literature research of articles published up until March 2014. Literature research followed the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Literature Research to create Guidelines published by the German Cochrane Centre. Studies were evaluated with respect to their scientific value according to the recommendations of the Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, and grades of recommendation are provided regarding each intervention.