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Polysomnography: Technique and indications 

Polysomnography: Technique and indications
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Polysomnography: Technique and indications
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Nic Butkov

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199682003.003.0007
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date: 23 February 2020

This chapter provides an overview of the sleep recording process, including the application of electrodes and sensors to the patient, instrumentation, signal processing, digital polysomnography (PSG), and artifact recognition. Topics discussed include indications for PSG, standard recording parameters, patient preparation, electrode placement for recording the electroencephalogram (EEG), electrooculogram (EOG), electromyogram (EMG), and electrocardiogram (ECG), the use of respiratory transducers, oximetry, signal processing, filters, digital data display, electrical safety, and patient monitoring. This chapter also includes record samples of the various types of recording artifacts commonly found in sleep studies, with a detailed description of their causes, preventative measures, and recommended corrective actions.

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