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Table 1 Clinical features, apnea-hypopnea index, and decisions taken for the first six cases

From: Apnea-hypopnea index use among intensive care patients: a case series

  Age Gender Diagnose BMI (kg/m2) AHI/h AI/h ODI/h SpO2(%) (min) HR/min (max.) Decision
Case 1 70 Male Rectum Cancer (open abdominal surgery) 28.3 Preop.; 17 3 3 79 124 Postop. ICU admission
Postop.; 21 4 1 84 131 Postop. NIMV
Case 2 65 Male Rectum Cancer (Laparoscopic abdominal surgery) 20.3 Preop.; 22 0 3 86 108 Postop. ICU admission
Postop.; 38 0 1 81 101 Postop. NIMV
Case 3 78 Female COPD 25.2 18 8 5 72 102 Discharge on BIPAP use
Case 4 26 Male Head Trauma (Tracheostomized patient) 19.5 2 2 0 95 109 Discharge on spontaneous respiration
Case 5 80 Male CVD (Tracheostomized patient) 27.7 18 6 3 89 83 Discharge on home ventilator use
Case 6 79 Male CVD (Tracheostomized patient) 20.8 34 3 7 79 97 Discharge on home ventilator use
     PaCO 2 (Pretest) PaCO 2 (Pretest) Apne duration  
Case 7 8 Female Ventricular septal defect (Brain death) 45mmHg 75mmHg 5 minutes Apnea can be recorded and demostrated
Case 8 42 Male Subarachnoid hemorrhage (Brain death) 41mmHg 76mmHg 9 minutes Apnea can be recorded and demostrated
  1. AHI, Apnea-Hypopnea Index; AI, Apnea Index; BIPAP, Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure; BMI, Body Mass Index, COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; CVD, Cerebrovascular Disease; HI, Hypopnea Index; HR, Heart Rate; NIMV, Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation; ODI, Oxygen Desaturation Index; SpO2, Peripheral Oxygen Saturation.