TITLE

Ambulatory titration of continuous positive airway pressure was as effective as polysomnography for obstructive sleep apnea: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Golish, Joseph; Ioachimescu, Octavian C.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the authors' views on a review by A.T. Mulgrew and colleagues of the research that suggested the similarity in the effect of ambulatory titration of continuous positive airway pressure and polysomnography in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. It is viewed that about one third of patients in both the reviewed groups had an abnormal apnea hypopnea index (AHI) despite symptomatic improvement. It is stated that the review did not discuss human costs of misdiagnosis.
ACCESSION #
27029976

 

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