Wpływ leczenia metoda CPAP na nadmierna senność dzienna u chorych na obturacyjny bezdech senny.

Translated title of the contribution: The effect of CPAP treatment on excessive daytime somnolence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

M. Bednarek, A. Zgierska, R. Pływaczewski, J. Zieliński

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Abstract

The study was undertaken to investigate whether a CPAP therapy improves symptoms of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). In seventy six patients (66 M and 10 F) with AHI = 50 +/- 3.3, BMI = 34 +/- 0.9 kg/m2 and mean age = 50.4 +/- 1 years OSA was diagnosed using standard polysomnography. EDS was assessed using Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Each patient was examined two or three times, before, after 1 and/or 2-15 months of CPAP treatment. Significant reduction of EDS within 1 month of CPAP therapy was found. Mean ESS was reduced from 14.3 +/- 0.9 to 7.0 +/- 0.7 after 1 month therapy (p < 0.001). Continuation of treatment had no further effect on decrease of symptoms of daytime sleepiness. There was a correlation between percent of sleep spent with CPAP and improvement in ESS.

Translated title of the contributionThe effect of CPAP treatment on excessive daytime somnolence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
Original languagePolish
Pages (from-to)237-244
Number of pages8
JournalPneumonologia i alergologia polska : organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Ftyzjopneumonologicznego, Polskiego Towarzystwa Alergologicznego, i Instytutu Gruźlicy i Chorób Płuc
Volume67
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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