Can intensive support improve continuous positive airway pressure use in patients with the sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome?

@article{Hoy1999CanIS,
  title={Can intensive support improve continuous positive airway pressure use in patients with the sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome?},
  author={C J Hoy and Marjorie Vennelle and Ruth N. Kingshott and H. M. Engleman and Neil J. Douglas},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={159 4 Pt 1},
  pages={1096-100}
}
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 that CPAP use would be greater among patients who had initiated their own referral than among those asked to seek help by a partner. We… CONTINUE READING

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