Continuous positive airway pressure therapy: new generations.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/112320
Title:
Continuous positive airway pressure therapy: new generations.
Authors:
Garvey, John F; McNicholas, Walter T
Affiliation:
Sleep Research Laboratory, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. john.garvey@ucd.ie
Citation:
Continuous positive airway pressure therapy: new generations. 2010, 131:259-66 Indian J. Med. Res.
Journal:
The Indian journal of medical research
Issue Date:
Feb-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/112320
PubMed ID:
20308751
Abstract:
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the treatment of choice for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). However, CPAP is not tolerated by all patients with OSAS and alternative modes of pressure delivery have been developed to overcome pressure intolerance, thereby improving patient comfort and adherence. Auto-adjustable positive airway pressure (APAP) devices may be utilised for the long-term management of OSAS and may also assist in the initial diagnosis of OSAS and titration of conventional CPAP therapy. Newer modalities such as C-Flex and A-Flex also show promise as treatment options in the future. However, the evidence supporting the use of these alternative modalities remains scant, in particular with regard to long-term cardiovascular outcomes. In addition, not all APAP devices use the same technological algorithms and data supporting individual APAP devices cannot be extrapolated to support all. Further studies are required to validate the roles of APAP, C-Flex and A-Flex. In the interim, standard CPAP therapy should continue as the mainstay of OSAS management.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Algorithms; Cardiovascular Diseases; Continuous Positive Airway Pressure; Equipment Design; Humans; Positive-Pressure Respiration; Quality of Life; Research; Sleep Apnea, Obstructive; Treatment Outcome
ISSN:
0971-5916

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGarvey, John Fen
dc.contributor.authorMcNicholas, Walter Ten
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-05T12:27:35Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-05T12:27:35Z-
dc.date.issued2010-02-
dc.identifier.citationContinuous positive airway pressure therapy: new generations. 2010, 131:259-66 Indian J. Med. Res.en
dc.identifier.issn0971-5916-
dc.identifier.pmid20308751-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/112320-
dc.description.abstractContinuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the treatment of choice for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). However, CPAP is not tolerated by all patients with OSAS and alternative modes of pressure delivery have been developed to overcome pressure intolerance, thereby improving patient comfort and adherence. Auto-adjustable positive airway pressure (APAP) devices may be utilised for the long-term management of OSAS and may also assist in the initial diagnosis of OSAS and titration of conventional CPAP therapy. Newer modalities such as C-Flex and A-Flex also show promise as treatment options in the future. However, the evidence supporting the use of these alternative modalities remains scant, in particular with regard to long-term cardiovascular outcomes. In addition, not all APAP devices use the same technological algorithms and data supporting individual APAP devices cannot be extrapolated to support all. Further studies are required to validate the roles of APAP, C-Flex and A-Flex. In the interim, standard CPAP therapy should continue as the mainstay of OSAS management.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAlgorithms-
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseases-
dc.subject.meshContinuous Positive Airway Pressure-
dc.subject.meshEquipment Design-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPositive-Pressure Respiration-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.subject.meshResearch-
dc.subject.meshSleep Apnea, Obstructive-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcome-
dc.titleContinuous positive airway pressure therapy: new generations.en
dc.contributor.departmentSleep Research Laboratory, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. john.garvey@ucd.ieen
dc.identifier.journalThe Indian journal of medical researchen

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