Continuous positive airway pressure ventilation for acute ischemic stroke: a randomized feasibility study.

@article{Minnerup2012ContinuousPA,
  title={Continuous positive airway pressure ventilation for acute ischemic stroke: a randomized feasibility study.},
  author={Jens Minnerup and Martin Andreas Ritter and Heike Wersching and Andr{\'e} Kemmling and Angelika Okegwo and Antje von Schmidt and Matthias Schilling and E Bernd Ringelstein and Wolf R{\"u}diger Sch{\"a}bitz and Peter Young and Rainer Dziewas},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={1137-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sleep-related breathing disorders occur frequently after stroke. We assessed the feasibility of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment initiated in the first night after stroke. METHODS In this open-label, parallel-group trial, 50 patients were randomly assigned to the CPAP therapy or to the control group. All patients underwent polysomnography in the fourth night. Intervention patients received CPAP therapy for 3 nights starting the first night after… CONTINUE READING