System and method for diagnosis and treatment of a breathing pattern of a patient

  • US 9,168,344 B2
  • Filed: 01/03/2011
  • Issued: 10/27/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/14/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system, comprising:

  • a flow sensor provided in an airflow path and measuring data corresponding to a patient'"'"'s breathing patterns; and

    a processing arrangement configured to analyze the breathing patterns to determine whether the breathing patterns are indicative of a troubled wakefulness state; and

    a generator configured to supply an airflow to an airway of the patient and to reduce a pressure of the airflow supplied to an airway of the patient from a first pressure to a second pressure when the processing arrangement determines that the breathing patterns are indicative of the troubled wakefulness state, the second pressure being lower than the first pressure.

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