Sleep-related breathing disorders, particularly obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS), are highly prevalent and represent an increasing part of clinical respiratory practice. OSAS is now recognised to be one of the most common chronic respiratory disorders with only asthma and possibly COPD having a higher prevalence. Thus, sleep apnoea represents an important topic for the European Respiratory Monograph. The present volume provides a comprehensive overview with chapters ranging from basic mechanisms to clinical practice and provides an update of a previous Monograph on Respiratory Disorder.1) Patients with clear OSA, secondary symptoms plus an AHI .30 undergo general treatment measures and CPAP. ... The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recently published clinical guidelines for the manual titration of positive airway pressure in patients with OSA . ... If the CPAP is higher than 15 cmH2O BiPAP could be an option, although there are no definitive data to support it.
|Title||:||European Respiratory Monograph 50: Sleep Apnoea|
|Author||:||W.T. McNicholas, M.R. Bonsignore|
|Publisher||:||European Respiratory Society - 2010|