05353788 is referenced by 231 patents and cites 15 patents.

A system and method for controlling and monitoring externally administered breathing air pressure in a series of cycles. During each cycle, the breathing air pressure starts at a base value and is slowly and progressively increased then rapidly reduced to the base value. If the control and monitoring system detects changes consistent with the presence of upper airway obstruction, the values of breathing air pressure for the next cycle are changed to a higher pressure range. A plurality of vital signs may be monitored and included in the breathing air pressure control system. Information obtained during this procedure is subsequently used to determine the most appropriate externally administered breathing airflow pressure for that person.

Title
Cardio-respiratory control and monitoring system for determining CPAP pressure for apnea treatment
Application Number
7/948170
Publication Number
5353788
Application Date
September 21, 1992
Publication Date
October 11, 1994
Inventor
Laughton E Miles
1335 Alma St., Palo Alto, 94301
CA, US
Agent
Paul F Schenck
IPC
A61B 5/08
A61M 16/00
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