Sleep apnoea: detection and treatment

December 2004
Thorax;Dec2004 Supplement, Vol. 59, p74
Academic Journal
The article presents some papers related to detection and treatment of sleep apnoea. Children suspected of having obstructive sleep apnoeo syndrome are traditionally investigated in hospital with overnight sleep studies and single channel pulse oximetry is the commonest form of study. The study determines the feasibility of home sleep studies, compares the quality of data gathered from these with hospital based studies and to assesses the economic implications of home studies. Home sleep studies were successful and of at least equivalent length and quality on the measure, if not better.


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