Sleep Studies for Kids at The Childrens of Philadelphia
MUSIC PLAYING gt;gt; WELCOME TO THE SLEEP LABAT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA. YOU ARE HERE FOR A SLEEPSTUDY WHICH IS ALSO KNOWN AS A POLYSOMNOGRAM. A SLEEP STUDY IS ANOVERNIGHT TEST TO SEE WHAT YOUR BODY DOESWHILE IT IS ASLEEP. WHEN YOU AND YOUR PARENTCOME TO THE SLEEP LAB,
YOU WILL BE MET BY OURSTAFF AT THE FRONT DESK. MUSIC PLAYING gt;gt; YOUR TECHNICIAN WILL BETHE PERSON WHO HELPS YOU GET READY FOR YOUR SLEEPSTUDY AND WILL MONITOR YOU OVERNIGHT. THEY WILL INTRODUCETHEMSELVES WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE SLEEP LAB. THEY WILL ALSO TAKEYOUR HEIGHT AND WEIGHT.
OUR TECHNICIAN WILL ASK YOURMOM OR DAD A FEW QUESTIONS, YOUR NAME, DATE OF BIRTH,AND INSURANCE INFORMATION. THEY WILL ALSO ASK IF YOUNEED SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OVERNIGHT. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING ANYMEDICINES THAT YOU MAY NEED. SOME OF OURPATIENTS NEED MEDICINES, FEEDING SUPPLIESAND BREATHING EQUIPMENT FROM HOME.
WHEN YOU COME FORYOUR SLEEP STUDY, REMEMBER TO ALSO BRING SOMEOF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS FROM HOME SO YOU FEEL COMFORTABLEDURING YOUR SLEEPOVER AT CHOP. MOST OF OUR PATIENTS LIKE TOBRING THEIR FAVORITE PILLOW, STUFFED ANIMALS,PAJAMAS, OR DVD'S. MUSIC PLAYING gt;gt; ALL RIGHT MICHAEL,ARE YOU READYé
gt;gt; OK. gt;gt; OK. NOW WERE GOING TOSTART THE SETUP. gt;gt; OK. MUSIC PLAYING gt;gt; YOU WILL GET A SPECIALBELT ACROSS YOUR CHEST TO MONITOR YOUR BREATHING. YOU WILL ALSO GET STICKERSTO MONITOR YOUR BRAIN
AND HEART. TO TOP IT ALL OFF YOU'LL GETA SPECIAL LIGHT CAP TO KEEP EVERYTHING IN PLACEWHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING. SOME OF YOUR STICKERS MAYFALL OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, SO YOURTECHNICIAN MAY NEED TO COME IN SOMETIMESTO PUT THEM BACK ON. MUSIC PLAYING. gt;gt; WHEN YOU AREREADY, IT'S LIGHTS OUT.
First Ever Pacemaker for Dangerous Sleep Apneamp4
gt;gt;Narrator: One of the first things his sdid after diagnosing Darrell Felty with heart problems, was check him for sleep problems,too. A sleep apnea test, like this one, confirmed that Darrell has central sleep apnea, a dangerousform of the disorder that can cause patients to hyperventilate during the night. gt;gt;William Abraham: And when they do that,it affects the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the blood in a way that signals their brainto stop breathing. gt;gt;Narrator: Normally patients with sleep apneaare treated by wearing a mask like this one. But, like many, Felty found it bulky and uncomfortable.
gt;gt;Darrell Felty: Once I wore it that night,in my heart of hearts I thought; â€˜Well, I'll never wear this mask', you know.I just took an instant dislike to it. gt;gt;Narrator: Even if he did wear the mask,there is no evidence it helps in caseS like his. So William Abraham at Ohio StateUniversity Medical Center took a new approach. Felty is the first US patient to get this an implant designed to help those with central sleep apnea. During the night, theimplant monitors a patient's breathing, and if there's a problem, sends a smallelectric pulse through a wire to the patient's diaphragm.
gt;gt;William Abraham: And thus, stimulating thediaphragm, the main breathing muscle in the body, to break the pattern of central sleepapnea in heart failure patients. gt;gt;Narrator: The device is calibrated and activatedby this wand. And once in place, may do more than help heart patients sleep better. gt;gt;William Abraham: While our primary goalhere is to simply treat the sleep apnea, we have high hopes that in the long run, in doingso, we may actually improve the heart failure including survival in these patients. gt;gt;Darrell Felty: I feel kind of honored, andI hope this thing works out successfully,
that I'll help other people, you know, they'llfollow in my footsteps. gt;gt;Narrator: At Ohio State University MedicalCenter this is Clark Powell reporting.