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.