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By: Kevin Phillips on April 20th, 2016

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Measuring Diagnostic & Treatment Outcomes in PSG's and HSAT's

Sleep Technology Trends | Sleep Medicine


There is a lot of important information being gathered on how sleep studies (PSG) and Home Sleep Apnea Testing (HSAT) are used for diagnosing sleep apnea.

Dr. Charles Atwood, Associate Professor of Medicine, provides a series of short lectures discussing emerging information about the usefulness of HSATs (also known as portable monitoring) for diagnosing sleep apnea in adult patients.  His presentations cover a wide range of topics including subjective and objective measurement methods, processes and outcomes for both PSG and HSAT, as well as the various sleep measures of both diagnostic tools.The first video in the series titled "Portable Monitoring: Subjective and Objective" covers such timely topics as:

  • Discussing processes and outcome measures for various diagnostic tests and treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea.

  • Explaining measurement possibilities.

  • Examining outcomes in laboratory polysomnography.

  • Examining outcomes in Home Sleep Apnea Tests.

  • Explaining objective measurement and subjective measurement and the difference between, and usefulness, of each.

  • Giving examples of both subjective measurements and objective measurements by providing common scenarios seen in sleep laboratories.

  • Discussing diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea.

  • Reviewing how both subjective and objective measurements add value to diagnosing sleep.


If you found this video helpful, please click below to get the next two videos in the series.

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