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    STOP-BANG Score for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Screens for obstructive sleep apnea.

    INSTRUCTIONS

    Note: The STOP-BANG questionnaire screens for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) only, not central sleep apnea.

    When to Use
    Pearls/Pitfalls
    Why Use
    • Patients undergoing preoperative evaluation.
    • Unnecessary if a patient has already been diagnosed with OSA or uses CPAP at night.
    • Patients presenting to a clinic setting with symptoms associated with OSA like: daytime drowsiness, snoring, observed periods of nighttime apnea, noisy breathing, etc.

    The STOP-BANG questionnaire is not well-validated in the obstetrical population, a subgroup with increased risk of OSA.

    • The STOP-BANG questionnaire is one of the most widely accepted screening tools for OSA.
    • OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) is associated with increased risk of perioperative cardiopulmonary complications, including critical care admission.
    • Outside the perioperative setting, OSA has significant morbidity and may result in daytime sleepiness, neurocognitive deficiencies, and cardiopulmonary conditions.
    • Perioperative risks associated with OSA may be modifiable through increased monitoring and treatments (i.e., perioperative CPAP).
    Ask the patient the following:
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    Objective measures:
    ≤35 kg/m²
    0
    >35 kg/m²
    +1
    ≤50 years
    0
    >50 years
    +1
    ≤40 cm
    0
    >40 cm
    +1
    Female
    0
    Male
    +1

    Result:

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    Creator Insights
    Dr. Frances Chung

    About the Creator

    Frances Chung, MBBS, LMCC, FRCPC, is a professor in the department of anesthesia at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is also a clinical researcher at the Krembil Research Institute and a senior staff anesthesiologist at the University Health Network-Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Chung’s research interests include obstructive sleep apnea as well as ambulatory and geriatric anesthesia.

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