Clinical Effects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSAS) and/or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients: Implications for Care


Domenico Maurizio Toraldo
“A. Galateo” Lung Disease Hospital, ASL Lecce, Italy

Series: Otolaryngology Research Advances
BISAC: MED066000

The view on treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) of patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) has changed during the past decades. COPD and OSAS represent two of the most prevalent chronic respiratory disorder in clinical practice and the term of “overlap syndrome” is commonly used to describe the two disorders, when coexisting OSAS and COPD. This book introduces the importance of CPAP in the treatment of OSAS and also the use of treatment in the overlap syndrome (OSAS+COPD). (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Guest editors
List of terms

Target Audience

Part I

– Educational aims
– Impact of continuous positive airway pressure on cardiovascular metabolic & respiratory effects
– Mortality
– Various
– Effects on driving ability
– Adherence & compliance
– Effect of fixed versus auto adjusting CPAP treatments
– Use of A-PAP to diagnose and treatment in patients with OSAS
– C-Flex & A-Flex
– CPAP future
– Expert commentary
– Table 1, 2, 3

Part II

– Educational aims
– COPD with nocturnal oxygen desaturation
– Consequences of nocturnal oxygen desaturation in COPD
– Overlap syndrome: obstructive sleep apnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
– Effects of CPAP on lung function in the overlap syndrome
– BiPAP ventilation in overlap syndrome
– Expert commentary
– Table 4





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