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Original Article

Predictors of optimum continous positive airway pressure level in obstructive sleep apnoea patients

Jithin K Sree, Harilakshmanan

Keywords : Continuous positive airway pressure, obstructive sleep apnoea, predictors

Citation Information : Sree JK, H. Predictors of optimum continous positive airway pressure level in obstructive sleep apnoea patients. Indian J Respir Care 2016; 5 (2):721-725.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11010-05204

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Published Online: 13-12-2022

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Background: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a breathing disorder during sleep which leads to life-threatening events. The recommended treatment for moderate to severe OSA is continuous positive pressure therapy (CPAP). Aim: To predict the optimal CPAP level in OSA. Methodology: This was a cross sectional observational study, carried out in pulmonary medicine department at a tertiary referral centre in South India. Twenty patients were recruited in the study over a period of 6 months. All patients in study group underwent CPAP titration with optimal or good titration over a full night polysomnography. Results: We correlated the optimal CPAP level with demographic, anthropometric and polysomnographic variables, which showed a trend of association between body mass index (BMI), neck circumference, apnoea hypopnoea index (AHI), oxygen desaturation index (ODI) and severity of OSA with optimal CPAP level Conclusion: No statistically significant association was observed between demographic, clinical, anthropometric and polysomnographic variables with optimal CPAP level.

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