Diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in a stroke rehabilitation unit: a feasibility study.

@article{Disler2002DiagnosisAT,
  title={Diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in a stroke rehabilitation unit: a feasibility study.},
  author={Peter B Disler and Alison Hansford and Julie Skelton and Pamela Wright and Judy Kerr and J. I. O'Reilly and J. B. Hepworth and Sally Middleton and Colin Sullivan},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2002},
  volume={81 8},
  pages={622-5}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea can be diagnosed in approximately 60% of stroke survivors in the postacute period and has been found to be associated with increased mortality and a worse functional outcome at 3 and 12 mo after discharge. In this study, 38 patients undergoing rehabilitation after stroke underwent sleep studies by using the AutoSet Portable II Plus device; obstructive sleep apnea was found in 18 of the patients, and five consecutively diagnosed patients were treated on the ward with… CONTINUE READING

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