polysomnogram


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pol·y·som·no·gram

(pol'ē-som'nō-gram),
The recorded physiologic function(s) obtained in polysomnography.
[poly- + L. somnus, sleep, + G. gramma, diagram]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pol·y·som·no·gram

(pol'ē-som'nō-gram)
The recorded physiologic function(s) obtained in polysomnography.
[poly- + L. somnus, sleep, + G. gramma, diagram]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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Q. Could someone please explain about the Fibromyalgia and sleep studies? My cousin who is 15 yrs old is suffering from sleep related problems. Should I suspect that he have fibromyalgia syndrome? Could someone please explain about the Fibromyalgia and sleep studies?

A. You could have given more details about your cousin’s sleep related problem. I could not say anything directly for your cousin as I don’t know about his actual problem. But generally saying, Individuals who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia/who suspect they have fibromyalgia syndrome, sometimes submit themselves to sleep studies. Sleep studies can provide confirmation of a patient's sleep related problems by monitoring brain wave activity. By monitoring such neural activity, information can be gleaned regarding the quality and nature of sleep that a fibromyalgia patient experiences. Recent evidence indicates that fibromyalgia may be related to insufficient amounts of deep level delta wave sleep. Delta wave sleep is the level of sleep at which a person's body both recuperates and regenerates. Failure to reach or maintain deep level sleep may have something to do with the pain that is experienced by those who have fibromyalgia.

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He underwent a second postoperative DISE four months after that polysomnogram, which showed complete collapse of the base of the tongue against the posterior pharynx.
The patients were first given an overnight polysomnogram, and then told to measure sleep at home through an actigraphy device, and sleep diaries.
For the study, the 13- to 18-yearolds had oral glucose tolerance tests, evaluations of body weight, an overnight polysomnogram, and home sleep assessments based on actigraphy and sleep diaries.
He/she may wish to meet with you and your child to discuss further, and may refer you for an overnight sleep study called a polysomnogram.
Sleep Apnoea is usually detected by an overnight stay at a sleep clinic, where you would undergo polysomnogram, a painless test to monitor sleep patterns, breathing changes and brain activity.
I referred myself to a sleep apnea consultant who checked me in for a polysomnogram. I was admitted at 9 pm and the technician wired me up with EEG leads and an oximeter.
A nocturnal polysomnogram is the standard test to diagnose sleep apnea.
An overnight sleep study for a child (also called a polysomnogram, or PSG) is a test done in a specialized laboratory.
Pediatric tonsil size: objective vs subjective measurements correlated to overnight polysomnogram. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2009; 140: 675-81.
The cohort was made up of 1,265 women between the ages of 15-45 who met the Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) criteria for OSA based on nocturnal Polysomnogram testing.
In a large cohort of 3542 patients who underwent their first diagnostic polysomnogram study and further average follows up of 4.7 years, obesity and OSA were independent risk factors for incident AF in individuals <65 years of age [47].
In most situations, the proper intervention for sleep problems begins with a polysomnogram. An abnormal polysomnogram may indicate a need for referral to a sleep medicine specialist.