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Nocturnal Paediatric Oximetry

The nocturnal (overnight) paediatric oximetry test is used to screen for sleep apnea in children. It records drops in blood oxygen levels during sleep. An additional test may be required to make a diagnosis (polysomnography).

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Predictive medicine

Medicine that links medical knowledge with data to predict a patient’s potential health problems. Examples include artificial intelligence and genetics.