Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a main cause of excessive daytime sleepiness and increases the risk for driving accidents, which can be normalized by treatment with continuous positive airway pressure ventilation. Since it is estimated that OSA is not diagnosed in about 80% of cases, recognition of patients at risk for driving accidents is a problem from both medical and societal points of view. Strategies to screen and identify subjects at high risk for driving accidents are under study in order to improve safety on the road, especially for commercial drivers, who show a high prevalence of OSA.

Bonsignore M. (2017). Sleep apnea and its role in transportation safety. F1000RESEARCH, 6, 2168 [10.12688/f1000research.12599.1].

Sleep apnea and its role in transportation safety

Bonsignore M.
2017-01-01

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a main cause of excessive daytime sleepiness and increases the risk for driving accidents, which can be normalized by treatment with continuous positive airway pressure ventilation. Since it is estimated that OSA is not diagnosed in about 80% of cases, recognition of patients at risk for driving accidents is a problem from both medical and societal points of view. Strategies to screen and identify subjects at high risk for driving accidents are under study in order to improve safety on the road, especially for commercial drivers, who show a high prevalence of OSA.
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Bonsignore M. (2017). Sleep apnea and its role in transportation safety. F1000RESEARCH, 6, 2168 [10.12688/f1000research.12599.1].
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