Scoring RERAS in an otherwise high AHI patient

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Scoring RERAS in an otherwise high AHI patient

Postby Onesight1 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:05 am

Hey guys,

Currently I work for two places; one has day-time scorers, the other still does scoring on-the-fly

I know this comes down to the medical director... but are you guys scoring RERAS in patients with high AHI during diagnostic base-line studies?

I know the answer should be YES, but are you?
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Re: Scoring RERAS in an otherwise high AHI patient

Postby RayMeece » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:22 am

RERAs are another item that is an alternative scoring and thereforevaries from lab to lab. One lab I am in does notscore RERAs, but the other does. I have a tendency to lean toward not scoring them in those with a high AHI, or at least don't score as many. I always try to score 2 or 3 at least.
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Re: Scoring RERAS in an otherwise high AHI patient

Postby somnonaut » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:18 pm

If there is a high AHI, what is the usefulness of scoring RERAs? It has no clinical utility.
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Re: Scoring RERAS in an otherwise high AHI patient

Postby StuKing » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:45 pm

somnonaut wrote:If there is a high AHI, what is the usefulness of scoring RERAs? It has no clinical utility.

Consistency?
Reproducibility?
Accuracy?
AASM guideline compliance?
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Re: Scoring RERAS in an otherwise high AHI patient

Postby somnonaut » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:05 pm

Consistency? of scoring minimal events that will bring no utility to a diagnosis?

Reproducibility? of scoring minimal events in the wake of the overwhelming severe events?

Accuracy? of what scoring minimal events?

AASM guideline compliance? Again scoring "optional" minimal events?

Again, not as an academic undertaking, but the clinical utility.
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