Method of monitoring patient respiration and predicting apnea therefrom
Method and apparatus for distinguishing central obstructive and mixed apneas by external monitoring devices which measure rib cage and abdominal compartmental excursions during respiration
Method and apparatus for diagnosis of sleep disorders
Method of controlling a respirator for treatment of sleep apnea and device for carrying out the method Patent #: 5617846
ApplicationNo. 876444 filed on 06/16/1997
US Classes:600/529, Respiratory600/587Measuring anatomical characteristic or force applied to or exerted by body
ExaminersPrimary: O'Connor, Cary E.
Assistant: Wingood, Pamela L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA61B 005/103
AbstractThe invention provides a method of determining a breathing resistance index of a sleeping subject from a set of respiratory sounds. The method includes the steps of selecting a first set of respiratory events of the set of respiratory sounds and manually determining a classification content of the first set of respiratory events. The method further includes extrapolating the classification content of the first set of respiratory events to an at least second set of respiratory events and determining a breathing resistance index based upon the classification content of the at least second set of respiratory events.