Nasal CPAP in nonapneic nocturnal asthma.

@article{Martin1991NasalCI,
  title={Nasal CPAP in nonapneic nocturnal asthma.},
  author={Richard J. Martin and Juno Pak},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1991},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={1024-7}
}
Nasal CPAP has been shown to improve nocturnal asthma in those patients with associated sleep apnea. We studied seven nonapneic, nonsnoring asthmatics to determine the effect of CPAP in this patient population. On the CPAP night vs the baseline night, there was a significant worsening of sleep architecture. This included increased awake time and decreased REM sleep. For the group, the overnight decrement in FEV1 was not improved. Of interest, two patients did have a marked improvement in FEV1… CONTINUE READING
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