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Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is widely prescribed for patients with the sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (SAHS), but the use of CPAP for such patients is disappointingly low. We postulated that providing intensive educational programs and nursing support to SAHS patients might improve CPAP use and outcomes. We also examined the hypothesis(More)
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy improves daytime function in the sleep apnea/ hypopnea syndrome (SAHS) but it is unclear which patients benefit and what factors predict this improvement. To test the hypothesis that brief arousals from sleep predict improvements in daytime functioning with CPAP therapy, we prospectively studied 62 patients(More)
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