Portable monitoring for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea.

  title={Portable monitoring for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Nancy A. Collop},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  volume={14 6},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The demand for expedient diagnosis of suspected obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has increased due to improved awareness of sleep disorders. Polysomnography (PSG) is the current preferred diagnostic modality but is relatively inconvenient, expensive and inefficient. Portable monitoring has been developed and is widely used in countries outside the United States as an alternative approach. A portable monitor records fewer physiologic variables but is typically unattended and can… CONTINUE READING

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