Appropriate use of nasal continuous positive airway pressure decreases elevated C-reactive protein in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Ishida2009AppropriateUO,
  title={Appropriate use of nasal continuous positive airway pressure decreases elevated C-reactive protein in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Katsunori Ishida and Masahiko Kato and Yosuke Kato and Kiyotaka Yanagihara and Yoshiharu Kinugasa and Kazuhiko Kotani and Osamu Igawa and Ichiro Hisatome and Chiaki Shigemasa and V. K. Somers},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2009},
  volume={136 1},
  pages={125-129}
}
BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP) is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, it has been reported that levels of CRP are increased in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The aim of this study was to examine the effects of long-term therapy with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) on CRP levels and to investigate whether compliance with nCPAP therapy more effectively attenuated markers of systemic inflammation in patients with OSA. METHODS AND… CONTINUE READING
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