Chapter 28. Positive Airway Pressure Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: The Boards and Beyond

Neil S. Freedman, MD, FCCP
DOI: 10.1378/smbr.4th.293
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  • Discuss the indications for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)

  • Assess the methods available for titrating CPAP therapy

  • Review predictors of compliance and methods used to improve adherence to CPAP therapy

  • Review the potential benefits and limitations of CPAP therapy

  • Review the technologic advances in the delivery of positive airway pressure for OSAS, with a specific focus on auto-CPAP and expiratory pressure relief devices

  • Review the indications and potential benefits of these therapies compared with conventionally titrated CPAP therapy


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