‘Sleep Laboratory’ Functional Diagnostics Department
It is time for Kazakhstan to address several critical topics of diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, particularly obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).
If you have:
- Loud or intermittent snore
- Sleep apnea
- Troubled and non-refreshing sleep
- Frequent urination at night
- Troublesome daytime sleepiness
- Arterial hypertension
- Impaired memory and concentration
probably you suffer from sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. That leads to long-lasting oxygen deficit at night and increases the risk of development of cardiac arrhythmia, infarction, cerebrovascular incident, and sudden death during sleep. Overpowering sleepiness at the wheel is extremely dangerous.
The Medical Centre Hospital of the PAA of the RK has created the ‘Sleep Laboratory’ to conduct screening diagnostics of sleep disorders (respiratory monitoring), polysomnography study and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (auto CPAP therapy).
Instrumental diagnostics and treatment are conducted with the use of German quality equipment made by WEINMANN.
Respiratory monitoring (SOMNOcheck micro) is the data record system for registration, recording, storage and assessment of biosignals during sleep. It is designed to detect any respiration disturbance during sleep and any contributing risk factors so as to support the diagnosis, adjust and control the therapy. The field of application is laboratory test at patient’s home or in a hospital ward. The patient is briefed on the use of the device and its functions by the physician and specialists instructed by the physician. Results of measurements are stored and analyzed by the device. Results of the analysis are displayed on the screen. Stored data can be transferred via USB port to a computed and then analyzed.
Polysomnography is the long-term registration of breath, heart and brain function, and a number of other physiological functions of body during sleep: 14 physiological parameters are registered in total.
Polysomnography study procedureThe study is conducted by the physician of functional diagnostics, who passed special training in the field of somnology and have practical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
For the purpose of conducting the polysomnography study the Centre has a specially equipped ward with enhanced comfort conditions: air temperature control, tilting medical bed, spacious room, TV set and toilet with shower unit. Well-coordinated work and supportive behaviour of specialists of the Sleep Medicine Centre help patients forget that they are in the healthcare facility: a patient is provided with vanity kit, comfortable bathrobe, slippers, and assistance of kindly personnel of the Sleep Laboratory. The discharge of patient is made at 8 or 10 a.m. next day. A consultation according to the results of the study is conducted the next morning at 9 a.m.; in complicated cases after decoding of data at 3 or 4 p.m. next day, or during the next appointment.
During the day before the study it is not recommended to take:
- Any tonic beverages (coffee, strong tea, Coca-Cola)
- Sleeping pills, tranquilizers, and other calmatives
- Any stimulating medications
- Alcoholic drinks.
Auto CPAP is the device for monitoring various parameters of breathing and ensuring automatic setting of effective therapeutical air pressure in real time for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Our address: Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana,
010000, Е-495 street, building No. 2
(Orynbor str. to the south of street No. 31)
В2 Block, 2nd floor
Appointment desk of the Hospital: +7(7172)708108, 708109
Appointment desk of the Functional Diagnostics Department: +7(7172)708058
Alfiya Abzhanova, physician of the highest qualification grade. Mobile 87015570809, office phone number +7(7172)807684
Functional Diagnostics Department. Sleep Laboratory