Sunday, April 19, 2015
Home test can diagnose sleep apnea in children
Of course this is interesting, but consider the importance of sleep studies in kids is not just to find evidence of sleep apnea. We need to identify those who have severe apnea to know who is at medical risk of complications from surgery.
This is why the AAP recommends a sleep study BEFORE tonsillectomy.
Note that the agreement was higher in the lab for the same device. So..can you trust the results at home?
I dont like "probably" as an answer.
So, if its positive, a child needs a psg ...and..if its negative, the child needs a psg.
Bottom line: kids are different than adults....JR
A respiratory polygraphy test that can be administered at home accurately diagnoses children with sleep apnea.
The use of home respiratory polygraphy to diagnose children with sleep apnea was reliable and comparable to the results of polysomnography and an in-laboratory respiratory polygraphy, according to study results.