Saturday, March 12, 2016

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure: Life-Saving Technology (full text from Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews)

Dear friends World Sleep Day 2016 is under corner (18 March 2016)!
World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.
The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) remains a common diagnosis made by pulmonary practitioners. OSAS is a common respiratory disorder affecting at least 2% to 4% of the adult population. The mainstay of treatment of moderate and severe OSAS is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). The development of this therapeutic intervention in 1981 by Sullivan, stimulated the rapid progression of sleep testing and therapy as a new field in medicine.
Full text from Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews:

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