Publication trends and levels of evidence in obstructive sleep apnea literature. The Laryngoscope Gouveia, C. J., Zaghi, S., Awad, M., Camacho, M., Liu, S. Y., Capasso, R., Kern, R. C. 2018

Abstract

Examine trends in clinical research and levels of evidence related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the medical literature. Describe the features and trends of OSA research within otolaryngology journals.Retrospective analysis.Review of OSA research articles from 2006, 2011, and 2016 in four leading medical sleep and otolaryngology journals. Level of evidence was graded, and study characteristics were measured.Seven hundred eight total articles were reviewed. OSA articles significantly increased in both number and proportion of total articles in the medical sleep (P?

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