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Auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure for treating adult patients with sleep apnea syndrome.
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PMID:  15510056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The treatment of sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as the first line of therapy. The current standard is for an attendant technician to titrate CPAP by means of an in-laboratory polysomnography to obtain a fixed single pressure. Over the past decade and a half, some devices able to modify the pressure delivered to the patient overnight and from night to night have become available. The efficacy of such devices to manage SAS has been demonstrated, however the question of their use either as unattended APAP to determine pressures for fixed CPAP or for self-adjusting APAP treatment on a long-term basis is still matter of debate. RECENT FINDINGS: However, if cost considerations may render reluctant to APAP, off note, using APAP could allow initiation of treatment more quickly, reduce in-laboratory time, and reduce healthcare costs. SUMMARY: Auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure and CPAP are to date equivalent in terms of efficacy to treat SAS, but APAP could allow quick initiation of treatment and therefore reduce healthcare costs.
M-P d'Ortho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pulmonary medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1070-5287     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Pulm Med     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-28     Completed Date:  2005-03-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503765     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pulm Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Physiologie, Explorations Fonctionnelles Hôpital Henri Mondor Assistance Publique, Hôpitaux de Paris, Créteil, France.
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MeSH Terms
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure / contraindications,  instrumentation,  methods*
Sleep Apnea Syndromes / therapy*

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