Clinical guidelines for the manual titration of positive airway pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Kushida2008ClinicalGF,
  title={Clinical guidelines for the manual titration of positive airway pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Clete Kushida and Alejandro D. Chediak and Richard B. Berry and Lee K. Brown and David Gozal and Conrad Iber and Sairam Parthasarathy and Stuart F. Quan and James Rowley},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={157-71}
}
Positive airway pressure (PAP) devices are used to treat patients with sleep related breathing disorders (SRBDs), including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). After a patient is diagnosed with OSA, the current standard of practice involves performing attended polysomnography (PSG), during which positive airway pressure is adjusted throughout the recording period to determine the optimal pressure for maintaining upper airway patency. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bilevel positive… CONTINUE READING
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