Mauro Ferliga

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) coexist in 0.5-1% of the general population. Both OSA and COPD are associated with increased sympathetic nervous activity, and patients affected by both disorders have higher risk for increased morbidity and mortality as compared with patients with COPD or OSA alone. We tested(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the therapeutic pressure determined by an automated CPAP device (AutoCPAP) during the titration period, between nasal and oronasal mask and the residual apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) on a subsequent poligraphy performed with the established therapeutic CPAP. As a retrospective study, 109 subjects with moderate and(More)
The authors report the case of a patient suffering from chemical pneumonia due to nitrous gases of occupational origin which was mistakenly taken for military tuberculosis. Anamnestic, clinical and anatomopathological aspects of this disease, which successively analysed, often make the diagnosis difficult due to their complexity and lack of specificity.
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