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The MHF is committed to fully participating in the Department of Health in England’s Information Standard Scheme for health and social care information. We intend to comply with all aspects and requirements of the Scheme Standard.

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We can give information on how to locate our reference sources, and in some cases we can supply copies of the relevant documents.

Where possible we include references on the pages themselves but these are additional reference sources for the health information pages of our website Over time more malhealth pages will conform to this ambition.

Back Pain

A list of sources for the Back Pain FAQs page on follows:

Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

Links between OSA and serious health risks:

  • Aronsohn R et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2010;181:507–13.
  • Jean-Louis G et al. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2010;8:995–1005.
  • Buchner NJ et al. Sleep Breath 2011 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Lozano L et al. J Hypertens 2010;28:2161–8.
  • Babu et al. Arch Intern Med 2005;165:447–52.
  • Taheri E et al. Ann Intern Med 2010;153:475–6.
  • Brisco MA et al. Curr Heart Fail Rep 2010. Oct 16 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Pallayova M et al. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2008;81:e8–11.
  • Okcay A et al. J Clin Hypertens 2008;10:549–55.
  • Romero-Corral A et al. Chest 2010;137:711–9.
  • Mota PC et al. Sleep Breath 2010 Sep 24 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Ishman SL et al. Laryngoscope 2010;120:2331–35.
  • Andersen ML et al. Sleep Med 2010; Apr 26 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Marin JM et al. Lancet 2005;365:1046–53.

Driving and OSA:

  • Terry Young, Paul E. Peppard, and Daniel J. Gottlieb Epidemiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea A   Population Health Perspective Am Jnl of respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol  165 2002

  • Pack AI, Maislin G, Staley B, et al. Impaired performance in com­mercial drivers: role of sleep apnea and short sleep duration. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2006;174:446-54. Epub May 11 2006.

  • Teran-Santos J, Jimenez-Gomez A, Cordero-Guevara J. The association between sleep apnea and the risk of traffic accidents. N Engl J Med 1999

  • Sassani et al  Reducing Motor-Vehicle Collisions, Costs, and Fatalities-SLEEP, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2004

  • Turkington PM, Sircar M, Saralaya D, Elliott MW. Time course of changes in driving simulator performance with and without treatment in patients with sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome. Thorax 2004

  • George C, Boudreau A. Simulated driving performance in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1996
  • Kapur et al. The Medical Cost of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea-SLEEP, Vol. 22, No. 6, 1999
  • Kryger M, Roos L, Dalaive K, Walld R, Horrocks J. Utilisation of health care services in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep 1996

  • Peker Y, Hedner J, Johansson A and Bende M. Reduced hospitalization with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease in obstructive sleep apnea patients on nasal CPAP treatment. Sleep 1997



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