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COPD patients breathe against expiratory obstruction with low tidal volume and have ineffective ventilation while asleep. Such patients are at higher risk of developing nocturnal desaturation, which is considered a major determinant of disturbed sleep among COPD patients. However, nocturnal desaturation in each COPD patients depends upon severity of the disease. Early detection of night time desaturation in COPD patients can prevent further complications associated with hypoxemia like cor Pulmonale, pulmonary hypertension etc., by initiation of low flow nocturnal oxygenation. We conducted a pilot project in which 30 stable COPD patients fulfilling inclusion criteria were enrolled after obtaining an informed written consent. Out of 30 COPD patients, 6 had mild obstruction, 19 had moderate obstruction and 5 had severe obstruction with poor reversibility on PFT. Our results showed that Patients who had nocturnal spo2 below 85%:1 of 30 patients (3.33%) mild, 14 of 30(46.67%) moderate, 6 of 30 (20%) had severe COPD, spo2 between 85-90% :2 of 30 patients (6.67%) moderate, spo2 between90-95% : 4 of 30 patients (13.33%) mild, 1 of 30 (3.33%) moderate, spo2 between 95-100% : 1 of 30(3.33%) each had mild and moderate COPD. Out of 30 COPD patients 23 had OSA, of which 4 patients (17.33%) had normal BMI and 19 patients (82.6%) were overweight.
Rosane Cavalcante Fragoso, Brasil
Chief Scientific Officer and Head of a Research Group
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