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Index

A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

index

(Catalog), noun earmark, enumeration, indicant, indicator, list, listing, listing of contents, mark, sign

index

(Docket), verb categorize, codify, file, submit

index

(Gauge), noun measure, guide, scale

index

(Relate), verb catalog, class, classify, document, enumerate, group, inventory, itemize, list, specify, record, supply or furnish with reference
See also: arrange, book, classify, clue, codify, directory, enumerate, fix, gist, indicant, indicate, indication, indicator, itemize, ledger, marshal, pigeonhole, record, register, roll, schedule, substance, symbol, symptom, tabulate
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Out of 38 males, 20(40%) had apnea-hypopnea index less than 5, 8(16%) had apnea-hypopnea index 5-14, 7 (14%) had AHI 15-29 and 3 (6%) had AHI equal or More than 30.
There was no significant difference between the young and middle-aged OSA groups in apnea-hypopnea index.
Major finding: Automated scoring consistently underscored disordered-breathing events, compared with manual scoring, for both monitors, regardless of whether the apnea-hypopnea index was defined based on the >3% or >4% oxygen desaturation threshold.
All patients had an Apnea-Hypopnea Index score greater than 15, indicating moderate to severe sleep apnea, and all were on opioid medication.
The cohort was made up of 1,265 women between the ages of 15-45 who met the Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) criteria for OSA based on nocturnal Polysomnogram testing.
A normal apnea-hypopnea index [during sleep studies] did not always correlate with doing okay during the day," she said.
The findings show the HGNS System reduced the severity of OSA by an average of over 50%, as measured by the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI).
Patients were defined as having moderate to severe OSA if they had more than 20 apneas and hypopneas per hour of sleep (their apnea-hypopnea index was greater than 20).
Outcomes considered are signs and symptoms of OSA; patient risk factors, including comorbidities; accuracy of diagnostic tests; effects of treatment on apnea-hypopnea index and other measures; patient compliance and satisfaction with treatment; and complications of treatment.
The current standard of care for sleep apnea patients is treatment of the disease using a variation of a continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP), which has been shown to be effective in reducing the apnea-hypopnea index in sleep apnea patients.
The average apnea-hypopnea index (that is, the average number of apnea or hypopnea events recorded per hour) was 29 at baseline and 3.