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Sleep Disorders: Sleep Disorders 1 |

Nasal Flowmetry as a Screening Method in OSA

Stefan Dumitrache-Rujinski, PhD; Dragos Zaharia, PhD; Alexandra Sora, MD; Ciprian Gigea, MD; Ionela Erhan, MD; Alexandru Muntean, MD; Alexandru Cocieru, MD; Claudia Toma, MD; Miron Bogdan, PhD
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Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1274A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1388
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SESSION TITLE: Sleep Disorders 1

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is increasing in prevalence worldwide. The gold standard for diagnosis remains polysomnography which is costly and resource consuming. Nocturnal nasal flowmetry may represent a valuable screening method in a high pretest probability population The aim of this study is to assess the role of nocturnal nasal flowmetry to screen for patients with high pretest probability of OSA.

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