Effect on Quality of Life of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: A Meta-analysis

@article{Jing2008EffectOQ,
  title={Effect on Quality of Life of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: A Meta-analysis},
  author={Jiyong Jing and Tiancha Huang and Wei Cui and Huahao Shen},
  journal={Lung},
  year={2008},
  volume={186},
  pages={131-144}
}
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). However, the impact of CPAP on quality of life (QOL) is controversial. The aim of this study was to systematically review and determine whether CPAP improves QOL in patients with OSAS. We performed a comprehensive literature search to identify studies published between 1966 and 2007comparing values of CPAP with control. Weighted mean difference (WMD) was used to analyze the data… CONTINUE READING

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