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Long-term effect of CPAP in the treatment of nocturnal stridor in multiple system atrophy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15365155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) eliminated video-polysomnographic documented stridor in 13 multiple system atrophy (MSA) subjects with vocal cord abnormalities. Long-term follow-up showed high CPAP tolerance, no recurrence of stridor, no major side effects, subjective improvement in sleep quality, and that median survival time was similar to a group of 26 MSA patients without stridor. This study shows that in MSA, CPAP is an effective noninvasive long-term therapy for nocturnal stridor.
A Iranzo; J Santamaria; E Tolosa; I Vilaseca; F Valldeoriola; M J Martí; E Muñoz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1526-632X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-14     Completed Date:  2005-04-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  930-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Neurology Service, Hospital Clínic and Instisut d'Investigació Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Multiple System Atrophy / complications*,  mortality
Respiratory Sounds* / etiology
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic / etiology,  therapy*
Survival Analysis
Treatment Outcome

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