Male Impotence: Microinformatics Help in the Data Management of Polysomnographic Penile Tumescence Recordings
The diagnosis of impotence requires polysomnographic recording with the assessment of REM-related nocturnal penile tumescence. The classical procedure is time-consuming, and the authors developed a program that facilitates, accelerates and improves the edition of data, produces clear iconography and allows easy storage of otherwise cumbersome data. A 64 kilobyte microcomputer was used, complete with 2 diskette readers, high-resolution screen and dot matrix printer; no particular knowledge of informatics is required to handle this convenient tool. The program may be extended to the study of other parameters of human sleep.
KeywordsSleep Stage Slow Wave Sleep Human Sleep Nocturnal Penile Tumescence Nocturnal Erection
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