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Methods and apparatus for controlling air supplied under pressure to a patient suffering from sleep disorders such as apnoea. Controlled pressurized air is supplied to the patient's upper anatomical airways by the apparatus according to the methods of the present invention. The apparatus measures the air flow and pressure to the airway, and determines whether to increase or decrease the pressure based on a determination of several factors, such as the occurrence of an obstructive or central apnoea, hyperventilation, air leakage and acoustical vibrations. Occurrences of apnoeas may be stored by the apparatus and read by a clinician at a later date.

Title
Gas supply device for sleep apnea
Application Number
9/913296
Publication Number
6761168 (B1)
Application Date
November 8, 2001
Publication Date
July 13, 2004
Inventor
Véronique Griller Lanoir
Besançon
US
Pascal Nicolazzi
Laxou
US
Hossein Nadjafizadeh
Villers-les-Nancy
US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
US
Assignee
Mallinckrodt Developpement France
US
IPC
A61M 16/00
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