Category: Professional

Five Z’s – Journal Review – Case Report – AHI variability

Article:  Long-term variability of the apnea-hypopnea index in a patient with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Date of Publication: February 15, 2020 Reference:  Fietze I, Glos M, Zimmermann S, Perzel T.  Long-term variability of the apnea-hypopnea index in a patient with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.  Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Vol 16 (2);2020. Reason/Problem/Purpose:Demonstrate the variability of… Read more »

The Five Z’s – Journal Review – Nasal vs Oro-nasal PAP

Article:   Transmission of Oral Pressure Compromises Oronasal CPAP Efficacy in the Treatment of OSA Date of Publication:  Dec 2019 Reference: Madeiro F, Andrade RGS, Piccin VS, Pinheiro GDL, et al. Transmission of Oral Pressure Compromises Oronasal CPAP Efficacy in the Treatment of OSA.  Chest 2019; 156(6):1187-1194 Reason/Problem/Purpose:  The authors point out reports that in general patients on oral/nasal mask… Read more »

The Five Z’s – Content and Tags

The Five Z’s is a professional blog directed towards the field of sleep medicine. While the content will vary, the focus will be primarily on the area of sleep medicine and related subjects. There will be commentaries on timely topics and reviews of journal articles . Journal Reviews are labeled with the orange tag. General… Read more »