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Confused about sleep study results
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If you get one of the CMS pulse oximeters, check Supplier 19's web site for manuals. The pulse ox data can be a little difficult to upload and so far, I've only uploaded it to their software.
                                                                                                                                                                                  
Please organize your SleeyHead screenshots like this.
I'm an epidemiologist, not a medical provider. 
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(02-03-2017, 04:52 PM)ppca Wrote: My question about the accuracy of CMS50F was related to a few comments that I found on the web (some may have been here on this forum). I remember reading that someone claimed that it reports 7-8% lower oxygen numbers, than what they really are. That would be a lot, I certainly hope that is not your experience.

I found a Canadian supplier who sells this unit for $105 CAD. That would be about $80 US. I'm still hesitant, but maybe I should give it a try.

(1) Definitely not my experience. The greatest deviation I have seen between my professional pulseox and my CMS-50F is one point -- well within a rounding error. I would really be concerned if the deviation was 8% because that would make a 96 into an 88 or 89 which is big-time problematical.

(2)  Ask your vendor about their return policy. And, if you can swing it -- ask to visit your doc and have the nurse compare your new device with theirs (assuming they did not buy one of those finger cheapies from Radio-Shack or Sharper Image. 

Best of luck.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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(02-03-2017, 08:10 PM)srlevine1 Wrote: ...assuming they did not buy one of those finger cheapies from Radio-Shack or Sharper Image.

Lolabove

Thanks for your replies, guys.
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