Association of CPAP bacterial colonization with chronic rhinosinusitis.

  title={Association of CPAP bacterial colonization with chronic rhinosinusitis.},
  author={Christopher J Chin and Charles F. P. George and Robert Lannigan and Brian W Rotenberg},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  volume={9 8},
STUDY OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to investigate whether bacterial colonization of the continuous positive air-way pressure (CPAP) machine reservoirs occurred, and if so, if it was related to the development of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING London Health Sciences Center (LHSC). PATIENTS Regular CPAP users with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). INTERVENTIONS N/A. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS Patient demographics were recorded and they were… CONTINUE READING
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