OSA Screener of Limited Clinical Use in Children, Study Finds

doctor and childCanadian researchers in a study to identify a good screening tool for obstructive sleep apnoea in children have identified that the 16-item American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) diagnosed significantly more patients as having sleep apnoea when compared to polysomnography. It was found that the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) screening tool for moderate to severe OSA has a 78% false-positive rate.
The findings of the study suggest that the 16 point tool serves little or no benefit in the preoperative screening of OSA in children. According to Cheryl Gooden, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics, the low percentage of specificity leads to the many false positive results and misdiagnosed OSA.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.