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Posted by sleepymad on June 09, 2003 at 16:37:02:

I need help with a scoring issue. My senior tech has recently told us to start scoring RERA's. The definition we were given for a RERA (respiratory effort related arousal) is "a significant change in airflow" even with no desat or arousal. Since the definition of RERA means there has to be an arousal, I haven't been scoring them. Are there any other labs that score "RERAs" with no desat or arousal, just a change in airflow? By the way, we don't use esophageal balloons.

Thanks for your help.

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