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

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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 rate...

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10.1136/jnnp.55.11.1032

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division, Biomedical Research Centre
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Author
Journal:
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Volume:
55
Issue:
11
Pages:
1032-1036
Publication date:
1992-11-05
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050
URN:
uuid:558a89cf-5894-475e-b4af-d0b48301f3c3
Source identifiers:
71537
Local pid:
pubs:71537

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