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Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and CareISSN: 2325-9639

Review Article, J Sleep Disor Treat Care S Vol: 0 Issue: 1

High-Resolution Pulse Oximetry: Cost Effective Tool to Screen Sleep-Disordered Breathing in the Hospitalized Patients

Sharma S* and Tan M
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
Corresponding author : Sharma S, MD, FAASM
Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Pulmonary Sleep Medicine, Associate Director, Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals, 211 South Ninth Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: April 13, 2016 Accepted: May 25, 2016 Published: May 30, 2016
Citation: Sharma S, Tan M (2016) High-Resolution Pulse Oximetry: Cost Effective Tool to Screen Sleep-Disordered Breathing in the Hospitalized Patients. J Sleep Disor: Treat Care S1. doi:10.4172/2325-9639.S1-002

Abstract

Sleep Disordered breathing (SDB) is a highly prevalent disorder (6-13%) with significant cardiovascular implications. Hospitalized patients have significant under-diagnosed SDB. Under-recognition of this important co-morbidity may have deleterious effects including influence on re-admission rates. However, until recently there was no simple cost effective test to screen for SDB in the hospitalized patients. Recently, advances in plythesmography technology, most notably in ability to reduce averaging time and filter artifacts has allowed the possibility of having a cost effective strategy of screening SDB in hospitalized patients.

Keywords: High resolution pulse-oximetry, Sleep disordered breathing, Hospitalized patients

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