Prolonged periodic breathing: significance in sleep studies.

Abstract

Periodic breathing (PB) is a pattern of breathing that is frequently recognized in infants being studied for possible sleep apnea. Infants presenting to a sleep laboratory over a 3 1/2-year period who had evidence on their initial study of prolonged (greater than 15% of total sleep time) PB were prospectively studied in an effort to determine the… (More)

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