Apnoea and hypopnoea scoring for people with spinal cord injury: new thresholds for sleep disordered breathing diagnosis and severity classification
Rachel Schembri, Marnie Graco, Jo Spong, Warren R Ruehland, Julie Tolson, Peter D Rochford, Brett Duce, Bronwyn Stevens, David J Berlowitz
SPINAL CORD | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of respiratory event rule-set changes on the apnoea hypopnoea index, and diagnostic and severity thresholds in people with acute and chronic spinal cord injury. SETTING: Eleven acute spinal cord injury inpatient hospitals across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and England; community dwelling chronic spinal cord injury patients in their own homes. METHODS: Polysomnography of people with acute (n = 24) and chronic (n = 78) tetraplegia were reanalysed from 1999 American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) respiratory scoring, to 2007 AASM 'alternative' and 2012 AASM respectively. Equivalent cut points for published 1999 AASM sleep..View full abstract
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This project was proudly supported by the Traffic Accident Commission (Program grant) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (PhD stipend 616605).