STOP-BANG score use in patients on multiple CNS depressants

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Chelsea asked 2 weeks ago

Is there any data to support referring a patient for a sleep study with a STOP-BANG score < 5 when the patient is on multiple CNS depressants?

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Jeffrey FudinJeffrey Fudin Staff answered 2 weeks ago

Chelsea,  There ins’t much as far as  know, but there was an article last year that at least addressed it with opioids.  See The prevalence and awareness of sleep apnea in patients suffering chronic pain: an assessment using the STOP-Bang sleep apnea questionnaire.