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Clin Chest Med. 1998 Mar;19(1):55-68.

Positive pressure therapy.

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Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA.

Abstract

Positive airway pressure in the treatment of obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (OSDB) is reviewed. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bilevel positive airway pressure, and variable (auto-CPAP) pressure, their mechanisms of action, benefits, and complications are examined. A perspective on the future of positive airway pressure therapy for OSDB is provided.

PMID:
9554217
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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