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Use of Tracheal Sound Recordings to Monitor Airflow During Sleep

  • N. Meslier
  • J. L. Racineux

Abstract

Various methods have been used for continuous airflow monitoring during sleep, including the use of oral and nasal thermistors and the face mask pneumo- tachygraph. Recording of tracheal breath sounds has been proposed by Krumpe [1] and Cummiskey [2] for the detection and quantification of sleep apnea and hypopnea. Tracheal sound recording was compared only with the conventional method of thermistors but not with direct measurements of airflow using a pneumotachygraph.

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References

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  • N. Meslier
  • J. L. Racineux

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