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DKC_apnea
Unread post  Post subject: "Remede": New device for treating central sleep apnea  |  Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 3:11 pm
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Came across this article just by chance when looking at Google News today. Article appeared in the Daily Telegraph today.
http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Device+fitted+under+skin+could+misery+chronic+snoring/9863163/story.html
Sounds like this device would help reduce/eliminate central apneas in some patients, though doesn't really explain if it would be effective at all for obstructive apnea.

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http://euroscan.org.uk/technologies/technology/view/2535


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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: "Remede": New device for treating central sleep apnea  |  Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 6:58 pm
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Interesting. This is similar to hypogolossal stimulation, but used on a different nerve to treat central apnea. Very interesting article. Thanks for posting it.

No, it wouldn't work for obstructive apneas since they are physical in nature. The signal to breathe is there, but an obstruction is present.

Like a pacemaker that sends stimulation to breathe....

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