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Objedive Measurement of Patterns of Nasal CPAP Use by Patients with Obstrudive Sleep Apnea

  title={Objedive Measurement of Patterns of Nasal CPAP Use by Patients with Obstrudive Sleep Apnea},
  author={Nancy Barone Kribbs and Allan I. Pack and Lewis R. Kline and Philip L. Smith and Alan R. Schwartz and Norman Schubert and Susan Redline and J N Henry and Joanne E. Getsy and David F. Dinges},
Obstruction of the upper airway during sleep (OSAS) is widely treated by having patients self-administer nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). To obtain objective evidence of the patterns of CPAP use, information was gathered from two urban sites on 35 OSAS patients who were prescribed CPAP for a total of 3,743 days. Patients were given CPAP machines that contained a microprocessor and monitor that measured actual pressure at the mask for every minute of each 24-h day for an average… 
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