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STOPBang Abstracts
The Predictive Value Of The STOP-BANG Questionnaire Among Patients Referred For Nocturnal Polysomnography: Implications For Generalized Screening.
Suseelan H, Islam J, Kodali L, Weingarten J.A.
American Thoracic Society
Stop-bang Questionnaires for the Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Non-Surgical Veterans Affairs Sleep Referral Population.
Brown K.E, Rector T.S, Wetherbee E.E, Kunisaki K.M.
American Thoracic Society
Is the STOP-BANG Questionnaire a Valid Screening Tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery?
Mason M, Horton D, East C, Chadwick R, Smith I.
European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2014 Munich Germany.
Prevalence of High Risk Population for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using STOP-BANG Questionnaire in a Large Urban Population.
Saeidifard F, Adimi P, Foroughi M, Malekmohammad M.
European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2014 Munich Germany.
Validation of the STOP-BANG Questionnaire as a Screening Tool for Sleep Apnoea in Patients Undergoing Ablation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation.
Pittman M, Mason M, Packer D, Chadwick R, Quinnell T.
European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2013 Barcelona Spain.
Predictive Value of Berlin Questionnaire and STOP Bang for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Aguiar M, Alves I, Campos A, Rodrigues S, Bugalho A, Furtado S.
European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2014 Munich Germany.
Validation of the Stop Bang Questionnaire in a Sleep Clinic in Greece for the Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Pataka A, Chavouzis N, Passa K.F, Bagalas V, Pitsiou G, Stanopoulos I, Kalamaras G, Paspala A, Sourla E., Vaitsi E, Argyropoulou P.
European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2013 Barcelona Spain.
Evaluation of the STOP-BANG Questionnaire as a Screening Tool for Sleep Apnea in a Sleep Medicine Center.
Reis R, Teixeira M.F, Martins V, Santos C, Moutinho J.
European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2013 Barcelona Spain.
Using Health Information Technology and the Stop Questionnaire as a Self-Directed and Cost Effective Strategy to Screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Villareal A, Moser R, Darer J, Berger P.
4th International Congress of the Association of Sleep Medicine, WASM and 5th Conference of the Canadian Sleep Society, CSS Quebec City, QC Canada.
STOPBang as a Predictor of Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
IJsseldijk IBM.
Journal of Sleep Research 23 202-202; 2014.
STOP-BANG Derived Sleep Apnoea Risk in Non-Cardiac Surgery Patients in a Large London Hospital.
Hogan A, Magill H, Green E, Moss C.
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, AAGBI WSM 2015 London United Kingdom.
High Stop-Bang Scores Herald Adverse Perioperative Outcomes.
Macachor J, Chia P, Seet E, Shridhar I.U, Dan W, Quah W.L, Ng T.P.
Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress, SHBC 2013 Singapore Singapore.

A STOP-Bang score of 6 or more was associated with a 5-fold increased rate of postoperative critical care unit admission. Asthma and uncontrolled hypertension and ASA score of 4 may imperil surgery.
Predictive Performance of the Stop-Bang, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and Modified Flemons Score in Identifying Sleep Center Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Smith C, Waldhorn R, O'Donnell A.
Chest. Conference: CHEST 2014 Austin, TX United States.
Does the Stop-Bang Questionnaire Predict Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery?
Fless K, Paragi P, Tarigopula R, Wentworth C, Patel R.
Chest. Conference: CHEST 2014 Austin, TX United States.
I'M SLEEPY: A Short Pediatric Sleep Apnea Questionnaire.
Kadmon G, Chung SA, Shapiro CM.
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78: 2116-2120.
Validation of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Berlin, Stop-Bang Questionnaires and American Society of Anesthesiologists Checklist as Screening Tools for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, and Cardiovascular Diseases.
Mahmoud H, Sallma S, Mohammad A.
Chest. Conference: CHEST 2014 Austin, TX United States.
Modified Stop-Bang for the Cardiac Outpatient Setting.
Holt M, Marais D, Szollosi I, Cross D, Holt G, Zappala C, Morrison S.
26th ASM of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association: Sleep Frontiers, Sleep DownUnder 2014 Perth, WA Australia.
Use of the Stop-Bang Questionnaire in a Pre-Operative Population Undergoing Surgery at Westmead Hospital to Screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Post-Operative Complications.
Chuong B, Miller G, Wu P, Lee S, Halliwell R, Klineberg P, Wheatley J.
26th ASM of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association: Sleep Frontiers, Sleep DownUnder 2014 Perth, WA Australia.
Evaluation of the Arabic Version of Stop Bang Questionnaire as a Screening Tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Al-Houqani S, Al Manhali M, Al-Houqani M.
28th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, SLEEP 2014 Minneapolis, MN United States.
Modified Stopbang is an Effective Screening Stool for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
Dresner S, Parmar C, Carr W.R, Jeffries J, Bradley J.
19th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, IFSO 2014 Montreal, QC Canada.

This study aims to validate a modified STOPBANG questionnaire as a screening tool for OSA in patients presenting for bariatric surgery. Within this study "do you feel tired?" was replaced by an Epworth Sleepiness Score of 12. OSA was diagnosed in 74 % (21 % mild, 14 % moderate, 39 % severe). No patient with a score of less than 3 was diagnosed with moderate/severe OSA. This increased to 21 % if 5 was used as the cut off. The likelihood of moderate to severe OSA increased from 54 to 64% to 71% with scores of 3, 4, and 5 respectively. The authors concluded that a modified STOPBANG score of less than 3 is an effective cut off point when screening for OSA in obese patients
Weighted Stop-Bang and Screening for Sleep Disordered Breathing.
Nahapetian R, Silva G.E, Parthasarathy S, Vana K.D, Quan S.F.
28th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, SLEEP 2014 Minneapolis, MN United States.
Using FENO and Stop-Bang Scores to Predict AHI in OSA Patients.
Chua A, Aboussouan L.S, Laskowski D, Minai O.A, Dweik R.A.
28th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, SLEEP 2014 Minneapolis, MN United States.
Stop-Bang Questionnaire As a Screening Tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the General Population.
Haba-Rubio J, Andries D, Bastardot F, Tobback N, Vollenweider P, Tafti M, Heinzer R.
25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, SLEEP 2011 Minneapolis, MN United States.
Can the Stop-Bang Questionnaire be Useful in Identifying Moderate/Severe or Severe Sleep Disordered Breathing in Older Men?
Paudel M.L, Taylor B.C, Canales M, Ancoli-Israel S, Stone K.L, Koo B.B, Redline S, Kunisaki K.M, Ensrud K.E.
27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, SLEEP 2013 Baltimore, MD United States.
Higher Stop-Bang Cut-Off Values Improves Diagnostic Accuracy in Bariatric Surgery Patients.
Endara-Bravo A.S, Bellows C.F, Thammasitboon S.
26th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, SLEEP 2012 Boston, MA United States.
The Use of Stop-Bang Questionnaire to Screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Among Non-Surgical Patients.
El-Gendy A, Hamdan A.
26th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, SLEEP 2012 Boston, MA United States.
Validation of the Stop-Bang Questionnaire Among Patients Referred for Suspected OSA.
Boynton G, Vahabzadeh A, Hammoud S, Burns J.W, Ruzicka D.L, Chervin R.D.
26th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, SLEEP 2012 Boston, MA United States.
Validation of the Arabic Version of the Stop-Bang.
El-Gendy A, Elhennawy H, Hamdan A.
26th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, SLEEP 2012 Boston, MA United States.
Validation of Berlin and STOP-BANG Questionnaires for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening in Parkinson's Disease Patients.
Gros P, Mery V.P, Lafontaine A.L, Robinson A.R, Benedetti A, Kimoff J, Kaminska M.
18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Stockholm Sweden.
Association Between a Positive Screen on the Stop-Bang Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tool and Preeclampsia.
Goldfarb I.T, Sparks T.N, Ortiz V.E, Kaimal A.
62nd Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Chicago, IL United States.
Stop-Bang Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Epilepsy.
Kang J, Nei M.
Neurology. Conference: 66th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, AAN 2014 Philadelphia, PA United States.
Patients with STOP-Bang Score > 5 in a Surgical Population.
Mendonca J, Xara D, Silva A, Santos A, Abelha F.
European Journal of Anaesthesiology. Conference: European Anaesthesiology Congress.
STOP BANG but Not BMI Predicts Postoperative Obstructive Apnoea and Hypoxaemia after Laparoscopic Upper-abdominal Surgery.
Pirenne S, Hans G, Leloup Von Edelsberg S, Joris J.
European Journal of Anaesthesiology. Conference: European Anaesthesiology Congress.
Stop-bang Questionnaire is a Good Test in Discriminating OSA in Obese Women but No in Men.
Valencia-Flores M, Santiago-Ayala V, Resendiz-Garcia M, Castano-Meneses V, Mendoza-Pacheco A, Garcia-Ramos G.
5th World Congress on Sleep Medicine
Predictive Ability of Stop Bang and Epworth Sleepiness Scale in Identifying Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in a Resource Limited Set Up.
Mangla P, Dhanasekar T, Sreedevi K, Hariprasad B.
Department of Chest Medicine and TB, Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
A Silent Threat: The Prevalence of Undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea Among Gynecologic Oncology Patients.
Courtney-Brooks M, Barrett M, Cantrell L.
Gynecologic Oncology. Conference: 44th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Los Angeles, CA United States.
Postoperative Complications in Patients with STOP-BANG>=3 Score Submitted to General Anesthesia.
Xara D, Mendonca J, Pereira H, Santos A, Abelha F.
European Journal of Anaesthesiology. Conference: European Anaesthesiology Congress, EUROANAESTHESIA 2012 Paris France.
Use of Stop-bang Questionnaire and Oxygen Desaturation Index (ODI) in Preoperative Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Bariatric Surgery Patients.
Khodabandeh A, Tassinari J, Chua R, McCluney A, Pecquex N, Hendra K.
Chest. Conference: CHEST 2012 Atlanta, GA United States.
Occlusive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Screening and Preemptive Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)/Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BIPAP) Application is Effective in Reducing Post Bariatric Surgery Pulmonary Complications.
Abbas Q, Vasudevan V, Arjomand F, Kumar M, Contreras J, Shahzad S, Jinnur P, Ahmad M, Tiwary T, Ali R, Vasudevan P.
Chest. Conference: CHEST 2012 Atlanta, GA United States.
A Comparison of Two Screening Tools for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in the Surgical Pre-Assessment Clinic.
Doody N, McIntyre C, Morrison A.
Winter Scientific Meeting of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
Validation of the STOP and STOP BANG Questionnaire in Primary Health Care.
Cruces-Artero C, Martin-Miguel M.V, Hervesbeloso C, Lago-Deibe F, Hernaiz-Valero S, Claveria-Fontan A, Guglielmi O.
Journal of Sleep Research. Conference: 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society Paris France.
Assessment of Screening Tests for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome in Pre-Operative Surgical Patients.
Dogas Z, Pecotic R, Carev M, Karanovic N, Valic M, Pavlinac Dodig I, Brisky L, Brisky T, Racic G.
Journal of Sleep Research. Conference: 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society Paris France.
Comparison of Four Established Questionnaires to Identify Highway Bus Drivers at Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Turkey.
Firat H, Yuceege M, Demir A, Ardic S.
Sleep and Biological Rhythms. 2012; 10:231-236.
Atrial Fibrillation and Sleep Apnea: Are We Missing Something?
Benloucif S.M, Fortino J, Farrehi P, McMahon L, Tobin C.
Heart Rhythm. Conference: 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society, Heart Rhythm 2012 Boston, MA United States.
Use of STOP-BANG to Predict Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in the Bariatric Population.
Mason A, Chadwick M.
Anaesthesia. 2013 Mar;68:317-317
STOP-BANG Questionnaire as a Screening Tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Bariatric Surgery.
Sufi P, Branley H, Restrick L, Lock S, Heath D, Kaiser R.
Br J Surg. [Meeting Abstract]. 2012 Mar;99:10-1
Use of the STOP-Bang screening Tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
Mitchell J, Strachan D.
Anaesthesia. [Meeting Abstract]. 2011 Dec;66(12):1189-90
Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Patients Scheduled for Bariatric Surgery and Validation of the Stop-Bang Questionnaire as a Screening Tool.
Kaiser R, Hammond C, Restrick L, Branley H, Lock S, Sufi P, Heath D.
Thorax. [Meeting Abstract]. 2011 Dec;66:A77-A
STOP-BANG Questionnaire as a Screening Tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the General Population.
Haba-Rubio J, Andries D, Bastardot F, Tobback N, Vollenweider P, Tafti M, Heinzer R.
Sleep. [Meeting Abstract]. 2011;34:A128-A
The Validity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Questionnaires in Bariatric Surgery Patients.
Endara-Bravo AS, Ahmed R, Alraiyes A, Thammasitboon S.
Sleep (Rochester). [Meeting]. 2011;34(Suppl. S):A129
Comparison of Berlin, Stop and Stop Bang Questionnaires as Screening Tool in Adult Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Apolonio J.
Respirology. [Meeting Abstract]. 2011 Nov;16:242-3
A Care Process Model for Perioperative Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in Orthopedic Patients: Preliminary Results.
Mazzola RL, Cloward T, Farney RJ, Walker JM, Hanseen RB, Samuelson K.
Sleep (Rochester). [Meeting]. 2010;33(Suppl. S):A130
Factors Associated with a Positive Stop-Bang Screen in the Preoperative Clinic Population.
Kabolizadeh K, Mims KN, Price-Stevens L, Leszczyszyn DJ.
Sleep. [Meeting Abstract]. 2010;33:A290-A
Validation of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Berlin, STOPBANG Questionnaires and American Society of Anesthesiologists Checklist as Screening Tools for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma and Cardiovascular Diseases.
Mahmoud H.A.M, Salama S.S, Mahmoud A.A.
33rd Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Copenhagen Denmark.

Berlin and STOP-Bang Questionnaires are quite reliable to determine which patient need further evaluation of OSA followed by ASA checklist then ESS.