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Comment & Response
September 2017

An Objective Drug-Induced Sedation Endoscopy Data Capture and Analysis System

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, London, England
  • 2Research and Development Department, DISE INNOVATION, London, England
  • 3Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London, London, England
  • 4School of Design, Royal College of Art, London, England
  • 5Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, London, England
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(9):958-959. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0691

To the Editor We read with great interest the article published by Gobbi et al.1 We would like to acknowledge 3 key points presented in the article. First, the authors presented a novel objective technique—a drug-induced sleep endoscopy technique implemented with simultaneous polygraphic monitoring of cardiorespiratory parameters (DISE-PG)—for capturing and visualizing anatomical and physiological data simultaneously in real time.2 Second, DISE-PG was shown to be better than standalone DISE in terms of feasibility, safety, and detecting obstructive breathing patterns. Third, DISE-PG provides accurate comprehension of upper airway obstructive dynamics and a nonobstructive breathing pattern. Our letter focuses on 4 questions.

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