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Sleep Study Interpretation Guidelines
Home sleep study said moderate sleep apnea w/severe oxygen saturation <70 & in-clinic study said no sleep apnea & perfect oxygen levels. Which right?
My reaction: Advise you to sit down with your doctor and go over both studies in full detail, as one of these is clearly WRONG. Although I would favor a clinic outcome due to presence of skilled personnel, I cannot clarify the outcomes from this perspective. Good luck with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An overnight recording of a persons sleep including sleep stages, time awake vs. Asleep, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, breathing effort, snoring, arousals and leg movements. Conducted in a sleep center is considered an attended study and at home it is considered an unattended study. At home studies do not record as much information as an attended study ...Read more
Sorry: Can you clarify what the question is? ...Read more
Initial study and CP: A sleep study is initially done to see if the patient has sleep apnea. If the patient has obstructive sleep apnea the patient is advised to have a study with CPAP to assess the best pressure to treat it with. The pressures are adjusted to eliminate the apneas (stop breathing) and to improve the patient's oyxgen saturation to keep it at or above 88%. ...Read more
What could cause erratic HR during sleep study? Fast, w/spikes over 190. Study found poor deep/REM sleep due to moderate OSA. AHI 21; hypopneas only.
MSLT can be done: in isolation from a formal diagnostic sleep study, however, it is more valuable for clinical purposes and to have a solid lay of the land if the sleep study in full is done in conjunction. I'd be happy to answer more questions for you if you drop me a line at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Polisomnograf.SpO2 mean=92%. Min=80%.ODI=12.apnea=0.AHI =5,5. heart rate:mean=88.min=71.Max=103. Diagnosis=alveolar ipoventilation.which Dr treats it?
Had polysomnography. Please explain: increase in phasic motor activity w/o stereotypical behaviors seen during REM sleep. ?
Can idiopathic hypersomnia diagnosis by sleep study respond to anything besides stimulants & sleep hygiene? Anything off label? Foods? Research being done?
Hyersomnia: In case of hypersomnia, the overnight sleep study is not enough alone, another study called mean sleep latency testing is needed to evaluate the severity of hypersomnia and to rule out narcolepsy. If you were told that you have idiopathic hypersomnia, i presumed that you had already mslt and narcolepsy was ruled out, anyhow stimulants, sleep hygiene modulation and regular exercise are the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Always tired. Fitbit tracker says low sleep efficiency. Videotape confirmed constant tossing during sleep. Should I do a sleep study? Recommended tx?
Consult sleep clinic: Good sleep helps you feel healthy and vital. Sleep apnea (frequent awakenings due to low oxygen levels during sleep) can increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart rhythm problems, and even obesity! so consult a sleep doctor. If necessary, they will recommend a polysomnographic exam where they monitor your vital signs, movements, oxygen levels, and video your sleep in an overnight sleep lab. ...Read more
Very Hard: I would suggest if you can't figure it out, you speak with the doctor that either ordered it or the doctor that performed it. Ask them to speak in lay terms with you. Otherwise unless you have prior medical background it will be another language for sure. ...Read more
Yes: The gold standard is a overnight sleep study in a lab. There are now approved home study devices that are approved for use. They do not collect as much information as a formal study in the lab, but can be used as a screening method and for those patients that can not spend the night in the lab for various reasons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean when a sleep study shows 35 limb movement per hour and 4rem periods shows 24 of sleep time and delta sleep 15, stage 11 58percent?
No: Questionaires are not very sensitive. The only sure way to know is an overnight psg (sleep stuyd). This can be done in the lab or at home. More and more insurance companies are moving towards in-home sleep studies in suspected apnea patients without significant illnesses like heart failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Completed sleep study and have mild sleep apnea. Oxygen recorded during sleep 86%. Will a CPAP machine help ease my high rate of PVCs (20,000) a day.
CPAP and PVCs: Hi Derrick, there is data that demonstrates that CPAP usage does decrease the number of PVCs, but this was only in patients diagnosed with heart failure. Keep in mind that regular CPAP usage should improve any current symptoms related to sleep apnea such as day time fatigue and will also prevent long term complications such as pulmonary hypertension. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Didn't sleep: Sleep unsuccessful just means you didn't go to sleep during the test, so what happens in sleep on the eeg isn't a part of the results. Some problems are more likely to arise in sleep so sometimes the doctor will arrange for you to stay up in order to fall asleep during the eeg. ...Read more
Cytometric immunuphenotypic study was performed on the child bone marrow please explain what this study measures and how this study improved diagnosis?
Ask your oncologist: The doctor who ordered this test is the best person to ask such questions. This test is a way to further classify blood cancers into the various sub-types once the diagnosis has been made and it is a lymphoma or leukemia. It can help define the various cell types based on the immunological cell characteristics or cell markers. ...Read more
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