TITLE

Ambulatory continuous positive airway pressure without polysomnography in patients with a high probability of obsfructive sleep apnoea

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Veronica
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Thorax;Oct2007, Vol. 62 Issue 10, p860
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which compared the use of polysomnography for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with the use of ambulatory continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration as treatment initiation in a group of patients with a high probability of moderate to severe OSA. It was found that ambulatory CPAP may be a practical alternative in this high-risk patient group and reduce the need for polysomnography.
ACCESSION #
27422709

 

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