Priority 13 from the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Saskatchewan,Canada) PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: Can obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) be permanently eliminated? (JLA PSP Priority 13)
|JLA question ID
|This very common question highlights the desire for a cure for OSA that was expressed by many patients and their caregivers. OSA can affect long-term health, quality of life, function and well-being.
He M, Yin G, Zhan S, Xu J, Cao X, Li J, Ye J. Long-term Efficacy of Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty among Adult Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|Can my sleep apnea be permanently fixed?; Is there a cure; Is there a permanent solution other than CPAP?;
|Family members x 12, patients x 45
|PSP unique ID
|Obstructive Sleep Apnea PSP
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|39 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|28 January 2021