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Sleep Disorders: Obstructive Sleep Apnea |

Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Prothrombotic Markers in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Hypopnea Syndrome Patients: A Meta-analysis

Yan Zhang, MD; Xiaoli Su, PhD; Jun He, MD; Jun Cheng, MD; Li Huang, PhD; Yuanyuan Li, PhD; Cheng-ping Hu, PhD
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Xiangya Hospital, Changsha, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A554. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.579
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SESSION TITLE: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on prothrombotic markers in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

METHODS: Two reviewers independently searched PubMed, Cochrane library, Embase before August 2015. Information on characteristics of subjects, study design, pre- and post-CPAP treatment of whole blood viscosity (WBV), fibrinogen and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) were extracted for analysis.

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