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AVAPS-AE versus ST mode: A randomized controlled trial in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome.

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Summary of "AVAPS-AE versus ST mode: A randomized controlled trial in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome."

Average volume-assured pressure support-automated expiratory positive airway pressure (AVAPS-AE) combines an automated positive expiratory pressure to maintain upper airway patency to an automated pressure support with a targeted tidal volume. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of 2-month AVAPS-AE ventilation versus pressure support (ST) ventilation on objective sleep quality in stable patients with OHS. Secondary outcomes included arterial blood gases, health-related quality of life, daytime sleepiness, subjective sleep quality and compliance to NIV.

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Name: Respirology (Carlton, Vic.)
ISSN: 1440-1843
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