Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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