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Portable Sleep Apnea Monitor Will Make Testing Easier

January 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics will offer portable monitor testing of sleep apnea in commercial drivers.


The portable monitors provide an alternative to in-lab overnight sleep testing. Instead, drivers can be tested in their trucks or homes.

"Using secure, identity-confirming chain-of-custody technology, PPD's providing of ambulatory sleep testing offers carriers potential savings while having the ability to test their drivers in almost any location: in the cab, at home, or at the terminal," says Dr. Mark Berger, president and chief medical officer for PPD.

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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, sleep apnea affects 28% of commercial drivers, which is about 1.8 million people.

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