Obstructive sleep apnea and oxygen therapy: a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis.

@article{Mehta2013ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnea and oxygen therapy: a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis.},
  author={Vanita Mehta and Tajender S Vasu and Barbara Phillips and Frances Chung},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={271-9}
}
BACKGROUND Hypoxemia is an immediate consequence of obstructive sleep apnea. Oxygen (O2) administration has been used as an alternative treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who do not adhere to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in order to reduce the deleterious effects of intermittent hypoxemia during sleep. This systematic review aims to investigate the effects of O2 therapy on patients with OSA. METHOD We conducted a systematic search of the databases Medline… CONTINUE READING