Positive airway pressure and electrical stimulation methods for obstructive sleep apnea treatment: a patent review (2005 - 2014).

@article{lvarez2015PositiveAP,
  title={Positive airway pressure and electrical stimulation methods for obstructive sleep apnea treatment: a patent review (2005 - 2014).},
  author={Daniel {\'A}lvarez and Gonzalo C. Guti{\'e}rrez-Tobal and F{\'e}lix del Campo and Roberto Hornero},
  journal={Expert opinion on therapeutic patents},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 9},
  pages={
          971-89
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a major health problem with significant negative effects on the health and quality of life. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is currently the primary treatment option and it is considered the most effective therapy for OSAHS. Nevertheless, comfort issues due to improper fit to patient's changing needs and breathing gas leakage limit the patient's adherence to treatment. AREAS COVERED The present patent review… CONTINUE READING
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