Effectiveness of home respiratory polygraphy for the diagnosis of sleep apnoea and hypopnoea syndrome.

@article{Masa2011EffectivenessOH,
  title={Effectiveness of home respiratory polygraphy for the diagnosis of sleep apnoea and hypopnoea syndrome.},
  author={Juan Fernando Masa and Jaime Corral and Ricardo Pereira and Joaqu{\'i}n Dur{\'a}n-Cantolla and Marta Cabello and Luis Manuel Hern{\'a}ndez-Blasco and Carmen Monasterio and Alberto Alonso and Eusebi Chiner and Manuela Rubio and Estefan{\'i}a Garc{\'i}a-Ledesma and Laura Cacelo and Rosario Carpizo and Lirios Sacrist{\'a}n and Neus Salord and Miguel Carrera and Jos{\'e} Norberto Sancho-Chust and Cristina Embid and Francisco-Jos{\'e} V{\'a}zquez-Polo and Miguel Negr{\'i}n and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Montserrat},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 7},
  pages={567-73}
}
INTRODUCTION Home respiratory polygraphy (HRP) may be a cost-effective alternative to polysomnography for the diagnosis of sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome (SAHS), but stronger evidence is needed. Normally, patients transport HRP equipment from the hospital to home and back, which may create difficulties for some patients. OBJECTIVES To determine both the diagnostic efficacy and cost of HRP (with and without a transportation service moving the device and telematic transmission of data) in a… CONTINUE READING

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