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Global Sleep Apnea Diagnostic And Therapeutic Devices Industry
Date:5/31/2011

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Table 3: Global Market for Sleep Therapy (2008): Percentage

Share of Select Players in Terms of Revenues Generated

Outside the US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 11

4. SLEEP APNEA DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC DEVICES - A SYNOPSIS 12

Significance of Sleep 12

Stages of Sleep 12

Sleep Disorders and Stages of Sleep 12

Sleep Apnea- Introduction 12

Forms of Apnea 13

Central Sleep Apnea 13

Physiological Effects of CSA 13

Mixed Apnea 13

Complex Sleep Apnea 14

Obstructive Sleep Apnea - An Overview 14

History 14

Prevalence 15

Causes of OSA 15

Symptoms of OSA 15

Snoring and OSA 16

Risks and Complications Associated with Untreated Disorder 16

Risk Groups 16

Co-Morbid Conditions 16

Heart Failure 16

Hypertension 17

Diabetes 17

Fatigue 17

Complications Associated with Surgery and Medications 17

Financial Implications of Untreated OSA 17

Pediatric OSA 17

OSA Diagnosis 18

Interpreting AHI 18

AHI of 5 to 15: Mild OSA 18

AHI of 15 to 30: Moderate OSA 19

AHI of more than 30: Severe OSA 19

Monitoring and Recording Technologies 19

Polysomnography (PSG) 19

Fixed Polysomnographs 19

Ambulatory Polysomnographs 20

Screening Devices 20

Actigraphs 20

OSA Therapies 21

Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Treatment 21

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) 21

Optional Features Available for CPAP Devices 21

Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) 22

Auto-titrating Positive Airway Pressure (APAP) 22

Masks 23

Alternative Apnea Therapies 23

Oral Appliances 23

Surgical Procedures 23

Tracheostomy 23

Uvulo-palato-pharyngoplasty (UPPP) 24

Mandibular Myotomy 24

Laser Assisted Uvul
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