Accession Number : AD1009923


Title :   Home-Based Diagnosis and Management of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Spinal Cord Injury


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2011,01 Feb 2016


Corporate Author : University of Michigan Ann Arbor United States


Personal Author(s) : Sitrin,Robert G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1009923.pdf


Report Date : 01 Feb 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) commonly have sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) due to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and/or nocturnal hypoventilation (NH). In the general population, OSA has been linked to cardiovascular morbidity, glucose intolerance, obesity, and hyperlipidemia, all common co-morbidities with SCI. The impact of SDB in SCI has received little attention. Conventionally, SDB is diagnosed by a facility-based polysomnogram (PSG), which is often unavailable to SCI patients because of logistical obstacles. Our hypothesis is that unrecognized SDB is common, can be diagnosed by home-based testing, and contributes to the morbidity of patients with SCI. This project is a prospective cohort study targeting 100 subjects with C1-T6 SCI.


Descriptors :   patient care , spinal injuries , surveys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE