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Postby TexasSleepguy » Mon May 12, 2003 3:53 am

My patient is a 19 female. Resp in stages 1-4 about 14 to 16 in Rem resp is 20 to 30 with only a 2% desat. Ant Ideas???? cardiac- sinus bpm 86 to 98.
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Postby RPSGT88 » Mon May 12, 2003 3:59 am

She is just having irregular breathing from the brainstem switching over to "behavioral control" and ignoring the chemoreceptor feedback control loop. Irregular breathing, increased rate, decreased tidal volume...all that is expected in REM, especially during actual eye movements.
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Postby sleepadmin » Mon May 12, 2003 4:54 am

What's her height and weight?
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Postby TexasSleepguy » Mon May 12, 2003 5:35 am

Age 19 height 5'4" Weight 238 lbs. Cpap @ 7cm.
Thanks for the replies been in the buis for 15 years and i swear i get dumber by the day.
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