Discontinuation of continuous positive airway pressure treatment in multiple system atrophy.

@article{Shimohata2014DiscontinuationOC,
  title={Discontinuation of continuous positive airway pressure treatment in multiple system atrophy.},
  author={Takayoshi Shimohata and Hideaki C Nakayama and Naotaka Aizawa and Masatoyo Nishizawa},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={1147-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is used for the management of sleep-disordered breathing in patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA). However, the long-term outcome after CPAP treatment is yet to be ascertained. METHODS A retrospective study was performed to investigate the frequency and causes of CPAP treatment discontinuation, and to ascertain the determinations of CPAP treatment duration in Japanese patients diagnosed with probable MSA based upon the consensus… CONTINUE READING
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