Fixed and autoadjusting continuous positive airway pressure treatments are not similar in reducing cardiovascular risk factors in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Patruno2007FixedAA,
  title={Fixed and autoadjusting continuous positive airway pressure treatments are not similar in reducing cardiovascular risk factors in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Vincenzo Patruno and Stefano Aiolfi and Giorgio Costantino and Rodolfo Murgia and Carlo Selmi and Alberto Malliani and N. Montano},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 5},
  pages={1393-9}
}
BACKGROUND A strong association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the risk for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases has been reported. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the first-line therapy for OSA, able not only to reduce daytime sleepiness but also to improve cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes. Autoadjusting CPAP (APAP), an alternative treatment to CPAP, can reduce OSA symptoms while increasing long-term CPAP compliance without the high costs of CPAP titration… CONTINUE READING
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