Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of January 6, 2020

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What must a face-to-face clinical evaluation include for polysomnography?

Answer:

The face-to-face clinical evaluation must include, at a minimum:

  • the patient’s sleep history and symptoms
  • an Epworth sleepiness scale, and
  • a physical examination that documents body mass index, neck circumference, and a focused cardiopulmonary and upper airway evaluation.

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