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Implications of OSA on Work and Work Disability Including Drivers.
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PMID:  23153612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This article illustrates the impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on the work force and emphasizes that there are public health risks and significant societal financial losses in untreated OSA. Specifics of OSA impact on individuals are discussed with regard to veterans, first responders, farmers, and pilots, specially focusing on commercial vehicle drivers. The pathophysiology of OSA and the consequence of impairment and disability due to OSA on work capacity are introduced. Federal guidelines for occupational-specific recommendations are presented. The health care provider's role in identifying and incorporating effective screening and treatment strategies for workers with sleep apnea is emphasized.
Ann Y Teng; Christine Won
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1557-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  731-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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