Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

Terri E. Weaver, Amy Sawyer

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common problem, with 9% to 28% of women and 24% to 26% of males having apneic events at a treatable level, making this syndrome a serious public health issue. This article describes the outcomes associated with continuous positive airway pressure treatment, significance of the issue of poor adherence in OSA, discusses evidence regarding the optimal duration of nightly use, describes the nature and predictors of nonadherence, and reviews interventions that have been tested to increase nightly use and suggests management strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-412
Number of pages10
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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