Normal non-regular snores as a tool for screening SAHS severity
Tipo de documentoTexto en actas de congreso
Fecha de publicación2011
Condiciones de accesoAcceso restringido por política de la editorial
Snoring is one of the earliest and most consistent sign of upper airway obstruction leading to Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (SAHS). Several studies on post-apneic snores, snores that are emitted immediately after an apnea, have already proven that this type of snoring is most distinct from that of normal snoring. However, post-apneic snores are more unlikely and sometimes even inexistent in simple snorers and mild SAHS subjects. In this work we address that issue by proposing the study of normal non-regular snores. They correspond to successive snores that are separated by normal breathing cycles. The results obtained establish the feasibility of acoustic parameters of normal non-regular snores as a promising tool for a prompt screening of SAHS severity.
CitaciónMesquita, J. [et al.]. Normal non-regular snores as a tool for screening SAHS severity. A: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. "Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS". Boston: 2011, p. 3197-3200.