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Health status in obstructive sleep apnea: relationship with sleep fragmentation and daytine sleepiness, and effects of continuous positive airway pressure treatment.

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Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have impaired health status that improves with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). The study reported here explored the relationships between health status, its improvement with nCPAP, sleep fragmentation, and daytime sleepiness. In the study, 51 patients (46 male, five female) ranging from nonsnorers to individuals with severe OSA (median apnea/hypopnea index [AHI] 25, 90% central range: 1 to 98) had polysomnography with microarousal...

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Journal:
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
Volume:
159
Issue:
6
Pages:
1884-1890
Publication date:
1999-06-05
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EISSN:
1535-4970
ISSN:
1073-449X
URN:
uuid:bea0291b-1882-4c6a-b130-7a2ce23b1924
Source identifiers:
24957
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pubs:24957

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