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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013, Article ID 245476, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/245476
Clinical Study

The Clinical Efficiency of Positive Airway Pressure Treatment

1Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, ENT Clinic, 06640 Ankara, Turkey
2Kulu State Hospital, ENT Clinic, Konya, Turkey
3Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Neurology Clinic, 06640 Ankara, Turkey

Received 4 March 2013; Accepted 28 March 2013

Academic Editors: S. Cureoglu, I. Ozcan, K. M. Ozcan, and A. Selcuk

Copyright © 2013 Sabri Koseoglu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objectives. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficiency and compliance of positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment. Materials and Methods. This study was conducted on moderate-severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients who admitted to Ankara Numune Hospital Sleep Center between 2008 and 2012. Seventy-five patients with moderate-severe OSAS who were using PAP treatment regularly were enrolled in the study. Patient's usage data, Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) scores, and the differences in complaints of OSAS were recorded. Results. The overall complaints were improved when compared to pretreatment period. Particularly there was improvement in apnea, snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and sleep quality. Conclusion. PAP is effective in reducing symptoms in people with moderate and severe OSAS. To inform the patients with details and the creation of strategies for close followup are necessary for improving the compliance of the patients.