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Central apnoeas and periodic breathing occur with increased frequency either in subjects with neurological disorders such as infarction, tumour, or diffuse encephalopathies.
Susceptibility to periodic breathing with assisted ventilation during sleep in normal subjects.
Periodic breathing is an abnormal oscillatory ventilation pattern consisting of cyclic hyperpnea and hypopnea, which can occur in heart failure (HF) patients during sleep or on exertion.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance of the BiPAP autoSV device, which is intended to provide noninvasive ventilatory support to treat adult patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Respiratory Insufficiency caused by central and/or mixed apneas and periodic breathing.
Frequent pulse oximeter nuisance alarms are common in the NICU, triggered by conditions such as benign periodic breathing episodes, patient motion and low perfusion.
CSR is an out of control pattern of periodic breathing, associated with increased risk of mortality, which occurs in about one third of severe CHF patients when they are asleep.
Nasdaq: RESM) today announced the first clinical results involving a novel new treatment for nocturnal periodic breathing associated with congestive heart failure (CHF).

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