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Old 06-27-2016, 11:56 PM #5 (permalink)
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TC is right, Vincent, and then there are variables like time of day, inter-operator variability, your seal, was it upright or supine...it is really not a meaningful measure in ALS, but medicine always takes a while to put research into practice and regulators are likewise stodgy about inclusion criteria.

Measures such as SNIF, SVC, MEP are more meaningful, but some studies show no relationship between most any PFT measure and CO2 retention, which, of course, is most likely to show up when you're asleep.

How you feel while breathing and its quality during your sleep (another reason to track and act on BiPAP data) are way more important.

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