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Compliance Results Released in Sleep Apnea

Fibro Daily October 23, 2012

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) generates positive results in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but patient compliance is an issue. However, a presentation of new research at CHEST 2012 shows that patients who spend a total of 2.5 hours sometime in the 30 days after they initiated CPAP had noticeable compliance after a month of therapy. CHEST is the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians.
The research was presented by researchers from Kaiser Permanente.

Patient compliance is a crucial aspect of recovery and control. This means that the patient must follow instructions exactly as given, adhere to medication/treatment times so that the medication/treatment works more effectively, and inform the doctor of any changes or problems immediately.

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