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Do sleep studies contribute to the management of patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

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To determine whether studies of breathing and oxygenation during sleep are clinically useful, we have assessed whether the detection of excess nocturnal hypoxemia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is of prognostic importance. Ninety-seven patients with COPD were followed for 32 to 108 (median, 70) months after studies of overnight oxygenation. Significant relationships (p less than 0.001) were obtained between mean oxygen saturation (SaO2) asleep and awake. There w...

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10.1164/ajrccm/138.2.341

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Connaughton, JJ More by this author
Catterall, JR More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, NDM Experimental Medicine
Douglas, NJ More by this author
Journal:
The American review of respiratory disease
Volume:
138
Issue:
2
Pages:
341-344
Publication date:
1988-08-05
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ISSN:
0003-0805
URN:
uuid:760ab56b-f315-4266-b9f4-620eaff6fafb
Source identifiers:
71445
Local pid:
pubs:71445

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