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J. Clin. Med. 2016, 5(12), 116; doi:10.3390/jcm5120116

Technical Developments and Clinical Use of Telemedicine in Sleep Medicine

Chest Service, Saint-Pierre University Hospital, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Academic Editors: Yolanda Blanco, Núria Solà-Valls, Rajender Gattu and Richard Lichenstein
Received: 23 October 2016 / Revised: 2 December 2016 / Accepted: 6 December 2016 / Published: 13 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Telemedicine - Technical Developments and Clinical Practice)
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The use of assistive technology and telemedicine is likely to continue to shape our medical practice in the future, notably in the field of sleep medicine, especially within developed countries. Currently, the number of people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is increasing. Telemedicine (TM) can be used in a variety of ways in sleep medicine: telediagnostics, teleconsultation, teletherapy and telemonitoring of patients being treated with positive pressure devices. In this review, we aim to summarize the recent scientific progresses of these techniques and their potential clinical applications and give consideration to the remaining problems related to TM application. View Full-Text
Keywords: telediagnostics; teleconsultation; teletherapy; telemonitoring; obstructive sleep apnea; positive airway pressure telediagnostics; teleconsultation; teletherapy; telemonitoring; obstructive sleep apnea; positive airway pressure
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