Obstructive sleep apnoea: effects of treatment

December 2004
Thorax;Dec2004 Supplement, Vol. 59, p15
Academic Journal
This article presents abstracts of several medical studies conducted in the field of obstructive sleep apnea. One study was aimed to determine whether subjects with positive airway pressure (PAP) compliance levels of <4 hours per night all days, still obtain significant subjective symptomatic benefit. Epworth Sleepiness Scores were retrospectively analysed from 89 subjects pre and during PAP therapy enrolled on a therapeutic support programme. Another study exmined effects of the first night of continuos PAP therapy on sleep disordered breathing in subjects with very severe obesity and body mass index.


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