Annual Congress Vienna 2012

Saturday, 01.09.2012
Sunday, 02.09.2012
Monday, 03.09.2012
Tuesday, 04.09.2012
Wednesday, 05.09.2012

Citations should be made in the following way: Authors. Title. Eur Respir J 2012; 40: Suppl. 56, abstract number.



MS1 Interpretation of sleep studies: problem areas

Morning Seminar
Chairs: M. Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy)
Aims: The aim of this session is to address some problem areas where additional techniques can be implemented to support differential diagnosis or treatment in sleep apnoea patients with cardiorespiratory comorbidity. Analysis of the breathing cycle in central apnoea will help to differentiate between idiopathic central apnoea and Cheyne-Stokes ventilation in patients with chronic heart failure, while the detection of concommittant hypoventilation in respiratory problems deserves more attention. Monitoring tools are not only indicated to explore breathing disturbances, but also to evaluate compliance and treatment success in the sleep laboratory and in the patient?s home. An overview will be given of various monitoring tools, such as memory cards, in-built time counters and telemonitoring,and interpretation of recorded data.
Introduction from the Chair

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Diagnostic sleep studies in sleep apnoea with cardiorespiratory comorbidity
J. Verbraecken (Antwerp, Belgium)
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Monitoring of treatment success
K.E. Bloch (Zurich, Switzerland)
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Discussion

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