DIAGNOSTIK DER SCHLAFAPNOE: APPARATIVE VORAUSSETZUNGEN ZUR STUFENDIAGNOSTIK

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnosis of sleep apnea: Apparative requirements for stepped diagnostic evaluation

T. Penzel, G. Amend, M. Faust, J. H. Peter, K. Meinzer, H. Schneider, K. Weber

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Abstract

In view of the high prevalence of sleep apnea (SA) a stepped concept for diagnosis and therapy is needed. Such a concept requires appropriate instrumentation. The apparative requirement for a five-stage concept, and the experience gained with it, are presented, in particular these newly introduced stages: screening instrument, based on an analysis of heart rate and breathing sounds, and a mobile sleep laboratory based on oxygen saturation measurement combined with inductive plethysmography and four further parameters. Experience obtained with such a stepped concept demonstrates its efficiency and necessity in the diagnosis of sleep-related breathing disturbances.

Translated title of the contributionDiagnosis of sleep apnea: Apparative requirements for stepped diagnostic evaluation
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)621-624
Number of pages4
JournalPneumologie, Sonderheft
Volume43
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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