alexa Continuous positive airway pressure-emergent protracted central apneas with profound oxygen desaturation


Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Author(s): Nigam G, Riaz M, Schotland HM, Eiser AS

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We used the definition of “hypopnea” recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine: a drop in the nasal pressure channel of at least 30% of pre-event baseline lasting at least 10 seconds and associated with either a drop in oxygen saturation of at least 3% or an arousal. In accordance with standard diagnostic criteria for adults, an apnea–hypopnea index of 5 or greater in conjunction with at least one of the specified clinical features (this patient had two: the bed partner’s report of snoring and the patient’s complaint of insomnia) established the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea.

This article was published in Am J Respir Crit Care Med and referenced in Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

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