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Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Sep;125(3):227-30.

Clinical validation of the Bedbugg in detection of obstructive sleep apnea.

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  • 1UCSF Sleep Disorders Center, UCSF, San Francisco, California 94115, USA. dclaman@itsa.ucsf.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To validate the accuracy of the Bedbugg, a new home monitoring device for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea.

STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING:

Simultaneous sleep monitoring was performed by formal polysomnography and by Bedbugg. Monitoring was performed in a university sleep center in 42 subjects who had previously been scheduled for polysomnography.

RESULTS:

The correlation for the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) between polysomnography and Bedbugg was r = 0.96. The sensitivity of Bedbugg for detecting an AHI > 15 was 85.7%. The specificity of Bedbugg for detecting an AHI < 15 was 95.2%.

CONCLUSION:

The Bedbugg device provides an accurate assessment of the apnea-hypopnea index.

SIGNIFICANCE:

Accurate home monitoring for sleep apnea may provide access to care for a higher proportion of undiagnosed sleep apnea patients.

PMID:
11555758
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