Problem-Oriented Diagnosis of Sleep Disorders Using Computerized Methods
It has become increasingly recognized that sleep disorders and among them sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) are highly prevalent. As sleep influences many different physiological parameters, advanced methods to analyze the biological signals are required. Advances in technology and methodology during recent years provided clinicians with many new devices and techniques for recording and analyzing data. But all advances are only helpful in clinical routine if they are part of a diagnostic concept. A stepwise method for diagnosis and treatment control in patients with SRBD has been set up using technology developed in Marburg. The different steps are outlined here with reference to their technologies and methodologies.
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