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STOP-BANG

STOP-BANG is a simple, eight-item questionnaire that may be an effective way to identify patients at risk for postoperative complications because of hidden obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, researchers found.

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STOP-BANG

by Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

STOP-BANG is a simple, eight-item questionnaire that may be an effective way to identify patients at risk for postoperative complications because of hidden obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, researchers found.

STOP-BANG (Snoring, Tiredness during daytime, Observed apnea, high blood Pressure, Body mass index, Age, Neck circumference, Gender)

If you answer 'YES' to three or more of these questions, you can be at high risk for sleep apnea syndrome. Fill out the 'REQUEST A CONSULTATION' form or call our office today to set an appointment:

STOP-Bang Scoring model

1.     Snoring
Do you snore loudly (louder than talking or loud enough to be heard through closed doors)?     
Yes          No

2.     Tired
Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during daytime?
Yes          No

3.     Observed
Has anyone observe you stopping breathing during your sleep?
Yes          No

4.     Blood pressure
Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?
Yes          No

5.     BMI
BMI more than 35kg/m2?
Yes          No

6.     Age
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age over 50 years old?
Yes          No

7.     neck cimrcumferce
- neck circumference greater than 40?
Yes          No

8. gender
gender-male?
Yes          No

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