Prevalence of sleep apnoea in patients over 40 years of age with spinal cord lesions.

@article{Short1992PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of sleep apnoea in patients over 40 years of age with spinal cord lesions.},
  author={Deborah J. Short and John R Stradling and Stephen John Williams},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1992},
  volume={55 11},
  pages={1032-6}
}
Twenty two patients over the age of 40 with stable spinal cord damage underwent overnight sleep studies to investigate the prevalence of sleep apnoea. Ten patients had some evidence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Hypoxic events were scored as number of dips of SaO2 more than 4% below the preceding 10 minute average (> 4% SaO2 dip rate). All the patients had more than five such dips per hour and six had clearly abnormal dip rates of more than 15 per hour. Two other patients had dip rates… CONTINUE READING
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