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Medical Devices for Respiratory Dysfunction: Principles and Modeling of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

By
Ahmed M. Al-Jumaily
Ahmed M. Al-Jumaily
Institute of Biomedical Technologies,
Auckland University of Technology
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ISBN:
9780791859773
No. of Pages:
248
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2012

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.

2.1 Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
2.2 Diagnosis
2.3 Clinical Management and Treatment of OSA
2.3.1 Oral Devices
2.3.2 Surgical Treatment
2.3.3 CPAP Therapy
2.4 Closure
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