First-night-effect on polysomnographic respiratory sleep parameters in patients with sleep-disordered breathing and upper airway pathology

@article{Gouveris2010FirstnighteffectOP,
  title={First-night-effect on polysomnographic respiratory sleep parameters in patients with sleep-disordered breathing and upper airway pathology},
  author={Haralampos Gouveris and Oxana Selivanova and Uta Bausmer and Bjoern Goepel and Wolf Mann},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2010},
  volume={267},
  pages={1449-1453}
}
The objective of this study is to test whether there is a difference between the polysomnographic (PSG) values of Apnea–hypopnea index (AHI), minimal oxygen saturation (SpO2), oxygen desaturation index (ODI) and arousal index recorded on two consecutive nights (so-called “first night effect”) in patients with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and concomitant upper airway pathology. Retrospective case–control study of polysomnographical recordings of 130 patients (112 males, 18 females, age range… CONTINUE READING