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Is continuous positive airway pressure necessarily an everyday therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea?

Abstract:

There are limited data on the evolution of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) during continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy and whether this treatment is required every night. 125 OSA patients with an original oxygen desaturation index (ODI) >10 events per hour, established on CPAP, were asked to withdraw CPAP for four nights and performed ambulatory nocturnal pulse oximetry on the fourth night of CPAP withdrawal. An ODI >10 events per hour during pulse oximetry was considered t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Publisher copy:
10.1183/09031936.00180213

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Schwarz, EI More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, NDM Experimental Medicine
University of Zurich More from this funder
Publisher:
European Respiratory Society Publisher's website
Journal:
The European respiratory journal Journal website
Volume:
43
Issue:
5
Pages:
1387-1393
Publication date:
2014-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1399-3003
ISSN:
0903-1936
URN:
uuid:a131b3e9-0b91-4c6f-9f51-510be1079c0f
Source identifiers:
448642
Local pid:
pubs:448642

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