Clinical evaluation of the SleepStrip, a screening device for the easy diagnosis of sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome
Article first published online: 11 JUL 2007
Sleep and Biological Rhythms
Volume 5, Issue 3, pages 215–217, July 2007
How to Cite
YAMAGUCHI, Y. and TAKETA, Y. (2007), Clinical evaluation of the SleepStrip, a screening device for the easy diagnosis of sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 5: 215–217. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8425.2007.00271.x
- Issue published online: 11 JUL 2007
- Article first published online: 11 JUL 2007
- Received: 9 November 2006 / Accepted: 21 July 2006.
- sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome;
It is difficult to diagnose simultaneously a large number of patients with obstructive sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). We therefore examined the clinical usefulness of SleepStrip, a screening device for the easy and rapid diagnosis of OSAHS. We analyzed simultaneously 117 consecutive patients referred for suspected OSAHS with standard polysomnography and SleepStrip. We defined OSAHS arbitrarily as an apnea–hypopnea index of >15, and determined the sensitivity and specificity values to be 1.0 and 0.45, respectively. We found the device a very useful, low-cost tool for screening a large number of patients in a short time to diagnose OSAHS one that is easy to manipulate.