Obstructive sleep apnea screeners have been found to be less accurate in pregnant women, making OSA diagnosis and treatment even more challenging in these patients, reports Anesthesiology News.

“There are more and more papers in the literature regarding OSA and pregnancy,” said Mahesh Nagappa, MD, assistant professor of anesthesia and perioperative medicine at Western University, in London, Ontario. “So we wanted to dig a little deeper to examine the current state of the evidence.”