Determination of new prediction formula for nasal continuous positive airway pressure in Turkish patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Basoglu O. K. , TAŞBAKAN M. S.

SLEEP AND BREATHING, vol.16, no.4, pp.1121-1127, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-011-0612-z
  • Title of Journal : SLEEP AND BREATHING
  • Page Numbers: pp.1121-1127


Race/ethnicity may play an important role in determining body size, severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), and effective continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) (Peff). Turkey is composed of different ethnic groups. Therefore, the aims of this study were to determine new prediction formula for CPAP (Ppred) in Turkish OSAS patients, validate performance of this formula, and compare with Caucasian and Asian formulas.