Choice of oximeter affects apnea-hypopnea index Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Oximetry
  • Oxygen
  • Polysomnography
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes

abstract

  • In the present study, oximeter choice affected whether the AHI reached the critical cutoff of 15 events per hour, particularly in those with disease severity that was neither very mild nor very severe. As oximetry is not a technique that produces a generic result, there are significant limitations to basing the definition of hypopnea on a fixed percentage of desaturation in determining the eligibility for CPAP therapy.

publication date

  • December 12, 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.127.1.80

PubMed ID

  • 15653966

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 80

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 127

number

  • 1