Periodic Breathing

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Periodic Breathing

Postby msminnamouse » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:51 pm

What is "period breathing"?? My machine says 2 in the 7 day average.
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Postby CrohnieToo » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:58 pm

Periodic breathing is an abnormal pattern of breathing characterized by clusters of breaths separated by intervals of apnea (no breathing) or near-apnea. As opposed to normal breathing which is usually regular.

It is now known that periodic breathing tends to occur during sleep, it can occur in healthy persons, and the apnea in periodic breathing is usually central (without respiratory movements) rather than obstructive (caused by upper-airway blockage).

Here is a Wave Form page from Respironics' EncorePro 2. The green highlighted areas indicate periodic breathing. The 7th line shows it best:
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Postby msminnamouse » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:21 pm

Thanks!
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Postby SleepyToo » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:12 pm

CrohnieToo wrote:It is now known that periodic breathing tends to occur during sleep, it can occur in healthy persons, and the apnea in periodic breathing is usually central (without respiratory movements) rather than obstructive (caused by upper-airway blockage).


So if I am interpreting this correctly, 2 centrals per hour is nothing to worry about unless they are on top of 4.6 OA's per hour?

BTW, I have to try and get me a copy of the Encore Pro software - that looks goshdarned cool to really understand what is happening if you are getting centrals and/or periodic breathing!
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Postby CrohnieToo » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:53 pm

The patient version of Respironics software is EncoreViewer 2 and I'm not sure that EV produces Wave Forms. I "think" that that is a feature only available in the Respironics professional software, EncorePro 2.
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Postby SleepyToo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:44 am

Thanks, CrohnieToo. I can confirm that the Encore Viewer 2 does NOT show me wave forms.
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Postby CrohnieToo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:11 am

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Postby Gig103 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:27 pm

CrohnieToo wrote:The patient version of Respironics software is EncoreViewer 2 and I'm not sure that EV produces Wave Forms. I "think" that that is a feature only available in the Respironics professional software, EncorePro 2.


If I brought my card to the DME can they print all that stuff out for me?
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Postby CrohnieToo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:34 pm

Yes, they can, but you have to specifically ask them to do a full download and complete printout as their and the sleep doctor's interest is usually only in compliance data which is of no interest or use to you, you know how much you've used your CPAP, so they usually only printout averaged statistics.

And - I'm not sure if the M Series even reports a Wave Form. I don't think it does, but I could be wrong since I've had no experience w/the M Series at all.
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Re: Periodic Breathing

Postby Jackman » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:19 pm

I have a copy of EncoreViewer 2.0 and it does show a chart. Don't know what you mean about a wave form, but it does have some charting.
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