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Long-term adherence to continuous positive airway pressure in patients with rapid eye movement-only obstructive sleep apnea: a prospective cohort study

  
@article{JTD16413,
	author = {Aljohara S. Almeneessier and Yasser Almousa and Omeima Hammad and Awad H. Olaish and Eiman T. ALAnbay and Ahmed S. BaHammam},
	title = {Long-term adherence to continuous positive airway pressure in patients with rapid eye movement-only obstructive sleep apnea: a prospective cohort study},
	journal = {Journal of Thoracic Disease},
	volume = {9},
	number = {10},
	year = {2017},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is a special form of OSA that occurs predominantly during REM sleep. No study has assessed the long-term adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) among patients with REM-only OSA. To objectively assess the long-term adherence to CPAP therapy among patients with REM-predominant (REM-only) OSA. 
Methods: This was a prospective observational cohort study that included consecutive patients who were diagnosed with OSA. Patients were divided into the following two groups: (I) REM-only OSA [an apnea hypopnea index (AHI) of ≥5, with a REM-AHI/NREM-AHI of >2, an NREM-AHI of 4 hours/day), and 56.7% met the criteria for partial adherence. 
Conclusions: CPAP adherence is lower among patients with REM-only OSA compared to patients with non-stage specific OSA.},
	issn = {2077-6624},	url = {http://jtd.amegroups.com/article/view/16413}
}