apnea

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apnea

[′ap·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A transient cessation of respiration.
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Specifically, Coblation requires both a saline field and an apneic technique.
Most patients don't know they have sleep apnea as they are unaware they are having apneic attacks or snoring.
The latter diagnoses the quantity of apneic events per hour of sleep (Apnea Hypopnea Index,AHI), or Respiratory Disturbance Index (RDI))
You should avoid using alcohol, tobacco and sleeping pills, which make the airway more likely to collapse during sleep and prolong the apneic periods.
One disorder, in particular, is sleep-related breathing disorder or obstructive sleep apnea, in which the individual has apneic (not breathing) or hypopneic episodes while they sleep.
Current scientific belief was that these children had apneic periods due to problems with the respiratory centre of the brain and surgery would be pointless.
The monitor was designed to sound an alarm, which was quite loud, if the subject were to experience an apneic bradycardia, or tachycardia event.
All cases were then subjected to full clinical examination, especially for the clinical signs of infections, namely poor peripheral infusion, capillary refilling time >3 seconds, hypotension, hypothermia or hyperthermia, hypoglycemia, poor feeding, hypotonia, vomiting, abdominal distension, increased needs for ventilation or respiratory instability, tachypnea, increased or decreased heart rate, apneic episodes, seizures in the absence of perinatal asphyxia.
Overnight, the patient became apneic and required intubation.
Five hours after her arrival at the emergency department, the patient developed bradycardia, became apneic, and died.