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Is There A List Of Acronyms ? AHI? etc...
#1
New to CPAP and everyone uses acronyms to describe different things. Where can I find what the acronyms stand for and maybe a definition?
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#2
Here you go... http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Acronyms
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#3
Found one:

AHI (apnea hypopnea index scores)

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#4
Apnea index (AI) is the average number of apneas per hour
Hypopnea index (HI) is the average number of hypopneas per hour
AHI = AI + HI

(Hypopnea is a reduction in airflow which is significant enough to affect your respiration but not a complete cessation. Typically a 40% or 50% reduction, depending on which school you went to).
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