SESSION TITLE: Sleep Disorders 2
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Ambulatory models of sleep testing and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which limit the use of in-lab polysomnography, have increased in recent years. Home sleep apnea testing and long-term therapy with auto-adjusting positive airway pressure (APAP) is a combined strategy recognized to reduce wait times, lower cost, and increase patient convenience. A subset of patients with OSA develop PAP emergent central sleep apnea and may benefit from a change in therapy to adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV). Traditionally in-lab titration is done to determine settings. This study sought to compare subjective and objective outcomes in patients who transitioned from APAP to ASV either in an ambulatory pathway (AM) or traditional in-laboratory pathway (IL).