Journal article

Comparison of apnoea-hypopnoea index and oxygen desaturation index when identifying obstructive sleep apnoea using type-4 sleep studies

Chamara Senaratna, Adrian Lowe, Jennifer L Perret, Caroline Lodge, Gayan Bowatte, Michael J Abramson, Bruce R Thompson, Garun Hamilton, Shyamali C Dharmage

Journal of Sleep Research | WILEY | Published : 2019


The concordance of different indices from type-4 sleep studies in diagnosing and categorising the severity of obstructive sleep apnoea is not known. This is a critical gap as type-4 sleep studies are used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnoea in some settings. Therefore, we aimed to determine the concordance between flow-based apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHIflow50% ) and oxygen desaturation index (ODI3% ) by measuring them concurrently. Using a random sub-sample of 296 from a population-based cohort who underwent two-channel type-4 sleep studies, we assessed the concordance between AHIflow50% and ODI3% . We compared the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea of various severities as identified by..

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