Conclusions

CPAP is the treatment of first choice for management of OSA of moderate or greater severity in adults. Applied via a facial interface it is a very effective and safe method of preventing the upper airway obstructions characteristic of OSA. There remain issues of imperfect patient acceptance and adherence with CPAP, uncertainties regarding the role of CPAP in mild OSA, and whether it achieves the desired cardiovascular benefits. Techniques of diagnosing OSA, selection of appropriate subjects for CPAP therapy, and practical methods of initiating CPAP in a timely and economic manner continue to evolve.

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