Nasion — The bridge of the nose or lowest indentation point between nose and forehead. Inion — Bony ridge at the base of the back of the skull. Have patient tilt head up and down to feel it better. Pre-auricular points — Indentations just above the cartilage that covers the external ear openings.
Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. Comparison of 2 hook-up protocols to perform home-based sleep studies in patients suspected of sleep-disordered breathing. First one: hook-up is performed in the hospital, around 4 PM, and the patient go home with the portable monitoring. Second one: hook-up is performed home, around 7 PM, and the patient has not to move after hook-up.
Neither you—nor the doctor treating you—will view more than a minuscule fraction of this data. The sleep lab will reduce the 1, or so pages of material down to its essence. Depending on the lab, whether you self-referred, and how your doctor practices, you might see a paragraph, a one-page summary, or a six-page document complete with graphs. Rochelle Goldberg, a specialist in sleep medicine who is past president of the American Sleep Apnea Association.
Cliched as it may be the wisdom in the art of medical evaluation of the sick lies primarily in a thorough history and clinical examination. The preceding chapters have aptly illustrated the complexities of evaluating the child with sleep disorders in this regard. Thus, the reader will have appreciated that several medical and non-medical conditions can lead to, or, even masquerade as, a sleep disorder. The reverse is certainly true as well.