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transient cessation of respiration

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An important property of central sleep apnea is that it spontaneously starts and ends within 10 to 30 seconds, whereas non-sleep central apnea can persist until brain and cardiac death intervene.
One of the central apnea disorders affecting sleep is known as Ondine's Curse or Central Alveolar Hypoventilation.
Initial preclinical results show that the technology can successfully detect onset, duration and termination of any form of respiratory distress such as hypopnea, obstructive apnea, and central apnea.
Central apnea C imbalances in the brain's respiratory control center lead to a delayed neurological response to carbon dioxide blood levels; breathing may become faster after a pause in respiratory activity
Patients may come in with a high AHI and events marked that "should be obstructive events" but that didn't get better with increased pressure, which suggests central apnea.
1321) studied associations of daily ambient air pollution concentrations with central apnea and bradycardia events among infants prescribed home cardiorespiratory monitors.
Sometimes the increased breathing ("recovery breaths") overshoots and lowers the CO2 too much so a central apnea or hypopnea occurs.
According to a Brotherhood press statement, Aboul Fotouh suffers from central apnea, a disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep which requires him to use a ventilator.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Patients exhibiting central sleep apnea are three times more likely to have an anxiety disorder than are those with no evidence of central apnea, a study of 314 adults referred to a sleep clinic shows.
Results of an overnight polysomnogram in January 1999 showed 78 episodes of obstructive and mixed apnea, 11 episodes of central apnea, and 74 episodes of hypopnea, yielding a respiratory disturbance index (RDI) of 116.
Central Apnea -- The cessation of respiratory activity characterized by no chest wall movement.
Patients with central apnea may not snore and they tend to be more aware of their frequent awakenings than those with obstructive apnea.
Additionally, testing this drug in a population which suffers from predominantly central apneas also appears to hold some potential for Cortex.
These were classified as obstructive and mixed sleep apneas, central apneas and hypopneas and their corresponding indexes (events per hour expressed as the Apnea Hypopnea Index and the Respiratory Disturbances Index.
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