How frequently should patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) be seen if continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is not effective?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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If CPAP has not been effective, problems preventing use are identified, steps are taken to eliminate problems, and the patient is seen at 2- to 3-month intervals until use is regular and the CPAP is alleviating symptoms. Repeat titration may be necessary.


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