Daniel wrote: Apnoea events do not necessarily bring about desaturations (ie not everyone with SAHS desaturates). Hypopnoeas require a desaturation of 4% or greater. Associated with the condition are RERAs, Spontaneous arousals, limb movements.......all of which have a great input to our sleep architecture.
- Mrs Rip Van Winkle: "oximetry should be standard with the home equipment....integrated into it"
Mrs Rip Van Winkle wrote:I was NOT commenting on desat nor oximetry testing needs....it was simply stating that it would be nice to have Oximetry testing integrated into the xpap...would be easy enough to do and have at a minimal cost.
Vicki wrote:How much one desaturates is dependant ... the length of apneas, the frequency of apneas and the residual volume of air left in the lungs during an apneic event... a prominent physician in the field of OSA also said OSA should be followed by AHI not pulse-oximetry.
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