Nocturnal oximetry and transcutaneous carbon dioxide in home-ventilated neuromuscular patients.

@article{Nardi2012NocturnalOA,
  title={Nocturnal oximetry and transcutaneous carbon dioxide in home-ventilated neuromuscular patients.},
  author={Julie Nardi and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Prigent and Annie Adala and Mika{\"e}lle Bohic and François Lebargy and Maria-Antonia Quera-Salva and David Orlikowski and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Lofaso},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2012},
  volume={57 9},
  pages={1425-30}
}
BACKGROUND Pulse oximetry alone has been suggested to determine which patients on home mechanical ventilation (MV) require further investigation of nocturnal gas exchange. In patients with neuromuscular diseases, alveolar hypoventilation (AH) is rarely accompanied with ventilation-perfusion ratio heterogeneity, and, therefore, oximetry may be less sensitive for detecting AH than in patients with lung disease. OBJECTIVE To determine whether pulse oximetry (S(pO(2))) and transcutaneous carbon… CONTINUE READING