Areas for action

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Prevention
Rules regarding driver licensing of patients with OSAS should be implemented across Europe to prevent road accidents due to daytime sleepiness.

Diagnosis and treatment

  • The number of centres able to diagnose and manage patients with OSAS needs to be increased.
  • The understanding of daytime somnolence and the methods necessary for its detection and assessment need to be improved.
  • nCPAP is a very effective but cumbersome treatment. A pharmacological alternative to nCPAP would help alleviate treatment.

Research
Basic knowledge of the disease needs to be improved to enable development of simple, cost-effective and reliable screening tests to identify patients who would benefit from treatment.

 

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