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Is it time for more than one constant positive airway pressure?
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PMID:  12524573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the last 20 years, most sleep apnea patients have been treated more or less with one individual but constant level of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). New insights into CPAP- and bilevel PAP-therapy employing auto CPAP (APAP) devices might change our attitude. Readings of the pressure profiles from APAPs teach us that the needed pressure levels are constantly changing during the night and on a day-to-day basis as the patient's daily performance and alcohol consumption change too. A new approach to CPAP therapy is discussed.
James O'Brien
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1520-9512     ISO Abbreviation:  Sleep Breath     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-13     Completed Date:  2003-04-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804161     Medline TA:  Sleep Breath     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
TalkAboutSleep, Inc, Germantown, Tennessee, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / complications
Positive-Pressure Respiration / methods*
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / etiology,  therapy*

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