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Rev Mal Respir. 2012 Jan;29(1):60-3. doi: 10.1016/j.rmr.2011.10.009. Epub 2011 Nov 29.

[Home telemonitoring of CPAP: a feasibility study].

[Article in French]

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SADIR assistance, ZAC grande-Borde, voie l'occitane, BP 87555, 31675 Labège, France.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The most commonly used treatment for the sleep apnoea syndrome (SAS) is the application of constant positive airway pressure (CPAP) during sleep. Compliance is an essential element in the efficiency of CPAP. This is dependent on the quality of the management of care and on the education of the patients. With the emergence of telemedicine, telemonitoring of CPAP has been developed in France.

METHODS:

This study will be observational and multicentered. The main aim is to evaluate the feasibility of CPAP telemonitoring in SAS patients (n=90). During the installation of the equipment, the patients will be instructed how to connect the CPAP Secure Digital card to a data transmitting box every week for two months. The actual number and frequency of remote-monitoring box connections will be recorded. The data transmission will be made to the study coordinator, the home care provider SADIR, by the way of a telemedicine platform, located in France.

EXPECTED RESULTS:

This study will allow measurement of the adherence of the patients to their CPAP treatment by telemonitoring using this new tool of data transmission and the impact of this on CPAP compliance.

PMID:
22240221
DOI:
10.1016/j.rmr.2011.10.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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