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Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on systemic inflammation in patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea: a randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) has been associated with cardiovascular disease in epidemiological and observational studies. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the treatment of choice for OSAS, but the impact of this intervention on systemic inflammation involved in the atherosclerotic process remains unclear. METHODS: 100 men with moderate-severe OSAS were randomised to therapeutic (n = 51) or subtherapeutic (n = 49) CPAP treatment for 4 weeks to investigate...

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10.1136/thx.2008.097931

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Thorax More from this journal
Volume:
64
Issue:
1
Pages:
67-73
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
Language:
English
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uuid:ad59be65-bffe-4353-bb91-b5779643c3e9
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22454
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2012-12-19

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