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Sleep Breath. 2011 Sep;15(3):367-75. doi: 10.1007/s11325-010-0340-9. Epub 2010 Mar 16.

Perioperative practical experiences in using a level 2 portable polysomnography.

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Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada. Frances.Chung@uhn.on.ca

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The objective of the study is to test the hypothesis that a level 2 portable sleep device (Embletta X100) is a reliable alternative for standard PSG in surgical patients.

METHODS:

After hospital ethics approvals, preoperative patients over 18 years old were recruited. The patients for validation underwent standard PSG and Embletta X100 simultaneously in a sleep laboratory before surgery. The other patients received sleep studies with Embletta X100 perioperatively. The correlation analysis and paired Student t test between variables from Embletta and from standard PSG were used to evaluate the accuracy of Embletta. The quality of PSG recordings with Embletta was summarized.

RESULT:

Twenty-one patients completed sleep study on both systems; ten females and ten males, age was 54 ± 11 and BMI was 36 ± 9. There was a significant correlation between the majority of parameters from standard PSG and Embeltta X100 with manual scoring. The inter-rater agreement was substantial to perfect at different AHI cutoffs with a Kappa coefficient of 0.69 to 1. A significant correlation between standard PSG and Embletta X100 with automatic scoring was found only in AHI and a few other parameters. In 385 patients, 1,002 perioperative PSG recordings were carried out with Embletta. Of them, 889(88.7%) were technically good and 90(9%) technically acceptable. Only 23 (2.3%) PSG recordings failed.

CONCLUSION:

Embletta X100, installed by a well-trained sleep technician, is a good alternative when standard PSG was not available or impractical. Manual scoring by a certified PSG technologist is the key for reliable results.

PMID:
20232260
DOI:
10.1007/s11325-010-0340-9
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