What is the effect on compliance of flexible pressure delivery of positive airway pressure (PAP) in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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A systemic review and meta-analysis by Bakker and Marshall examined the use of flexible pressure delivery of PAP. [175] Although flexible pressure delivery intends to improve comfort and compliance through reduction of pressure during early exhalation, the study found that this flexible pressure modification does not significantly improve compliance with CPAP in patients with OSA.


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