CPAP Therapy

Physical Activity, Sleep Quality Boosted With CPAP in OSA

June 11, 2015

Treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has shown incremental improvement in physical activity (PA) and sleep quality in as early three months, according to data presented at SLEEP 2015.

Longer PAP Therapy May Mean Better QoL in Children With OSAS

By June 11, 2015

According to data presented at SLEEP 2015, children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) that adhered to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy demonstrated improvements in quality of life (QoL).

Biomarkers May Help Predict OSA, Effective CPAP Tx

By June 10, 2015

Serum glucose is not a reliable biomarker for predicting obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or whether treatment is effective with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a pilot study of biomarkers presented at SLEEP 2015 concluded.

Better Glycemic Control Predicts Greater PAP Benefits in OSA

By June 10, 2015

Positive airway pressure (PAP) improved blood pressure and sleep-related symptoms in an unselected clinical population of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but did not improve glycemic control, according to data presented at SLEEP 2015.

APAP vs. Fixed-Pressure CPAP in Peds With OSA

By June 10, 2015

In children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), pressure delivered by auto-adjusting CPAP (APAP) is significantly lower than that determined to be the optimal pressure derived from CPAP titration polysomnogram (PSG), results of a study presented at SLEEP 2015 have found.

How CPAP Patients With Heart Failure, OSA Could Benefit From Exercise Too

By June 10, 2015

In patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, supervised exercise training has "important therapeutic benefits" when added to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to results of a prospective randomized trial reported at SLEEP 2015.

Unexpected BMI Changes Seen After CPAP Therapy

By June 10, 2015

An increase in body mass index (BMI) was observed following initiation of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, so implementation of nutritional and exercise interventions is recommended, according to data reported at SLEEP 2015

The Impact of Depression, Anxiety on CPAP Adherence

By June 09, 2015

Depression and anxiety do not appear to influence continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) compliance in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), reported a study presented at SLEEP 2015.

How Adherent Are Older Adults With MCI to CPAP Therapy?

By June 08, 2015

Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have an adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) that is "comparable to that of reported values in other adult populations," researchers presented at SLEEP 2015.

Do CPAP Benefits Differ in Older vs. Younger Patients with OSA?

By June 08, 2015

Improvement in the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) did not differ between older and younger patients treated with continuous airway positive pressure (CPAP) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), investigators at SLEEP 2015 concluded.