The effect of sleep disordered breathing on the outcome of stroke and transient ischemic attack: a systematic review.

@article{Birkbak2014TheEO,
  title={The effect of sleep disordered breathing on the outcome of stroke and transient ischemic attack: a systematic review.},
  author={Johannes Birkbak and Alice Jessie Clark and Naja Hulvej Rod},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={103-8}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES The primary objective was to systematically review the literature on how sleep disordered breathing (SDB) affects recurrence and death among stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients. A secondary objective was to evaluate how treatment of SDB with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) affects the risk of recurrence and death in these patients. METHODS Adults (18+) with a stroke or TIA diagnosis were eligible for inclusion. Case groups consisted of patients with… CONTINUE READING