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Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1996 Aug;50(4):211-6.

Diagnostic use of daytime polysomnography versus nocturnal polysomnography in sleep apnea syndrome.

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Sleep Disorder Unit, Hephata Klinik, Schwalmstadt, Germany.

Abstract

The usefulness of daytime polysomnography (DPSG) in the diagnosis of sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is examined. Diagnostic use was investigated by conducting DPSG of two different time periods (Group M, 11.00-14.00 h, and Group A, 15.00-18.00 h). The subjects were 30 patients (28 men and two women; mean age, 54.0 years). Nocturnal polysomnography (NPSG) and DPSG were investigated by comparing indices of sleep, apnea index (AI) and arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2). There was no significant difference among these indices but there was a significant positive correlation between NPSG and DPSG in all variables related to sleep apnea. Moreover, there was no significant difference in the frequency of each type of apnea between NPSG and DPSG in either group. These findings suggest that DPSG is useful not only in diagnosing SAS but in evaluating its severity.

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