Home-Based Diagnosis and Management of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Spinal Cord Injury
Technical Report,30 Sep 2011,01 Feb 2016
University of Michigan Ann Arbor United States
Pagination or Media Count:
Patients with spinal cord injury SCI commonly have sleep-disordered breathing SDB due to obstructive sleep apnea OSA andor 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.