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Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea

(University of Chicago Medical Center) Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could -- by itself -- provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a diagnosis and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. This approach was most accurate for children with severe apnea.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Source: Support for International Change : HIV AIDS - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
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Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - Category: American Health Source Type: news
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Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
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Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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