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Cycling alternating pattern(s) (CAP) & Parkinsons

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Cycling alternating pattern(s) (CAP) to many is perhaps an unknown analysis, yet it could be very powerful when it comes to Parkinson disease.

A recent study from a team in Italy has shown that Sleep disorders are frequent in Parkinson’s disease and the presence of a cyclic alternating pattern (CAP) constitutes a NREM sleep instability marker and this same NREM instability appears to be present in very early stages of Parkinson’s.

CAP could be an important extra analysis on a sleep study, especially in patients whom have or are at risk of Parkinson’s disease.

In our DOMINO software the Cycling alternating pattern (CAP) analysis is free available. Another feather in DOMINOs CAP…… You can read the study HERE!https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389945719301157?dgcid=rss_sd_all