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Original Article

Efficacy of Auto-PAP Titration in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Single-center Experience

Amrutha S. Unnithan, Gokul G. Krishna, P. Hari Lakshmanan

Keywords : Auto-positive airway pressure, continuous positive airway pressure, OSA

Citation Information : Unnithan AS, Krishna GG, Lakshmanan PH. Efficacy of Auto-PAP Titration in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Single-center Experience. Indian J Respir Care 2020; 9 (1):68-70.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_35_19

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 08-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep-associated breathing disorder, which left untreated can cause severe morbidities or even mortality. The recommended treatment strategy for moderate-to-severe OSA is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). The optimal pressure required for OSA can be measured by either manual CPAP titration or auto-CPAP titration study. Objective: To assess the efficacy of auto-PAP titration for OSA patients. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study conducted on Pulmonary Medicine Sleep Lab at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. Fifty patients who have undergone full-night polysomnography and followed with auto-PAP titration are included in the study. The research was approved by the institutional ethics committee. Results: In the study cohort, 50% showed optimal titration, 40% good titration, 10% adequate titration and none in unacceptable category. The results showed that auto-PAP usage has good result in moderate-to-severe OSA. Conclusion: Unattended auto-PAP titration seems to be highly effective modality which can be considered as an alternative to attended CPAP titration, thus reducing labor intensiveness and cost.

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