Continuous positive air pressure eliminates nocturnal stridor in multiple system atrophy. Barcelona Multiple System Atrophy Study Group.Lancet. 2000 Oct 14; 356(9238):1329-30.Lct
We prospectively studied the sleep patterns and laryngeal function of 20 patients with multiple system atrophy and found sleep disturbances in all subjects and vocal cord abduction dysfunction in 14 (70%). In three patients with nocturnal stridor and complete vocal cord abductor dysfunction, continuous positive airways pressure eliminated laryngeal stridor, obstructive apnoea, and haemoglobin desaturation.