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Sleep Apnea can be Diagnosed and Treated at Home

by Rathi Manohar on  August 4, 2010 at 6:56 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)can be diagnosed and treated at home for those who lack the facilities of a a sleep laboratory for testing, states a new study.
 Sleep Apnea can be Diagnosed and Treated at Home
Sleep Apnea can be Diagnosed and Treated at Home
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Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, compared sleepiness, sleep quality, quality of life, blood pressure, and CPAP adherence in 102 patients who would receive treatment either at home or in labs.

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After 4 weeks, there was no significant difference between the two groups in regard to any sleep measures or CPAP compliance.

Researchers conclude that select subjects with suspected OSA could be diagnosed and treated at home.

This article is published in the August issue of Chest.

Source: ANI
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