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Comparison of therapeutic and subtherapeutic nasal continuous positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnoea: a randomised prospective parallel trial.

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BACKGROUND: Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) is widely used as a treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea. However, to date there are no randomised controlled trials of this therapy against a well-matched control. We undertook a randomised prospective parallel trial of therapeutic NCPAP for obstructive sleep apnoea compared with a control group on subtherapeutic NCPAP. METHODS: Men with obstructive sleep apnoea, defined as an Epworth sleepiness score of 10 or more and ten or mo...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
353
Issue:
9170
Pages:
2100-2105
Publication date:
1999-06-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:9281aeb8-d8a5-487f-8998-a9b2ed80b806
Source identifiers:
4512
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pubs:4512

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