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Exposure improves CPAP compliance, study finds

October 29, 2013HME News Staff

CHACAGO - Exposure therapy can help desensitize patients to the claustrophobia or intolerance they may experience when using CPAP machines, a new study suggests. The therapy helped patients who participated in a small study to use their machines for more minutes per night, according to researcher Patricia Dettenmeier of Saint Louis University. Working with a nurse practitioner, researchers had patients wear CPAP masks an hour a day while they were awake, before using the machines during hour-long...

CPAP, CPAP compliance, exposure therapy, patricia dettenmeier, saint louis university


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