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The present invention relates to systems and methods for automatically and continuously regulating the level of nasal pressure to an optimal value during OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) treatment. OSA therapy is implemented by a device which automatically re-evaluates an applied pressure and continually searches for a minimum pressure required to adequately distend a patient's pharyngeal airway. For example, this optimal level varies with body position and stage of sleep throughout the night. In addition, this level varies depending upon the patient's body weight and whether or not alcohol or sleeping medicine has been ingested.

Title
Auto CPAP system and method for preventing patient disturbance using airflow profile information
Application Number
791733
Publication Number
5645053
Application Date
January 29, 1993
Publication Date
July 8, 1997
Inventor
Thomas Richard Feroah
Calgary
CA
John Edward Remmers
Calgary
CA
Agent
Burns Doane Swecker and Mathis L
Assignee
University Technologies International
CA
IPC
F16K 31/02
A62B 7/00
A61M 16/00
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