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Study: Combine CPAP therapy, weight loss

March 11, 2013HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA - A combination of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy and weight loss can help lower blood pressure for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. "This is the first study that addresses the incremental benefit of combining two previously identified strategies over either therapy alone,” stated lead author Julio Chirinos, MD, PhD, assistant professor medicine....

Blood Pressure, CPAP, Perelman School, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, University of Pennsylvania

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