Medical Devices for Respiratory Dysfunction: Principles and Modeling of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
2 Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Basic Principles and Current Treatments
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This chapter provides a definition and overview of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), its pathophysiology, and diagnosis. Current treatments and devices that are part of the clinical management of OSA are also elaborated on, with particular attention to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy.