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Postby schwawi on Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:21 pm


I am currently tracking AHI via my CPAP and ODI via a recording oximiter. I have found that, in some cases, my AHI trends upwards as my ODI trends down with increased pressure. This is almost entirely due to more recorded hypopneas by the CPAP machine. Apneas are almost completely gone.

Has anyone else encountered this? having pretty good Oximeter readings with AHI often over 5 and sometimes not so good Oximeter readings when AHI is less than 5?

Am trying to figure out what is going on here, but suspect that the CPAP machine is not so accurate and maybe sensitive to pressure and/or leaks, causing it to register more hypopneas than actually present. Guessing the oximiter is more accurate (SPO 7500).

If anyone cares to comment, I'd really like to hear it so I can try to sort through this.


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Re: AHI vs. ODI

Postby billbolton on Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:19 am

schwawi wrote:Am trying to figure out what is going on here....

You may find this article on Nocturnal oximetry for the diagnosis of the sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome...


... and the subsequent citation list for it in following articles, of interest.



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