Test result question

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Test result question

Post by Michmom40 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:07 pm

Hi everyone I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea and I understand everything in my test except this last paragraph and I'm hoping you might be able to provide some insight:

"Of note some of the scored events were periodic in nature, which did not meet cheynes stokes criteria, but were associated with pes delta values ranging in value from 11-17 cm of water, suggestive of an obstructive component of these events."

Anyone have that in their results and know what it means exactly?


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Re: Test result question

Post by JDS74 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:53 am

Was their anything special in the polysomnogram procedures?

Here is an interesting article on the measurement of esophageal pressure (PES).
http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10. ... .3.9701021

This is a question that should be asked of the physician who ordered the test.

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Re: Test result question

Post by grayghost4 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:44 am

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Re: Test result question

Post by GoodGuysFinish » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:32 am

it may just be a note that they found your pulmonary system to be more flexible (elastic) that most patients and that care may have to be taken in prescribing higher (11 to 17 cm) pressures, even though those are usually in the normal band of therapy.
If that is the case, you would probably not be prescribed a machine with the normal 4 - 20 cm automatic range.
Guess we will see when you ask your doctor.


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Re: Test result question

Post by Michmom40 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:24 pm

Thanks everyone!