Pulse transit time shows promise as a screening test for SDB associated with an AHI greater than 3. For less severe SDB, the validity of using the PTT to separate these conditions from primary snoring has not been demonstrated in a clinical setting.
When one of the two disorders is diagnosed, the possibility of the other disease being present should be entertained.
The lack of clinically relevant findings during preoperative cardiac evaluations suggests that aggressive cardiac workup in pediatric patients with OSA may not be indicated unless dictated by comorbidities
Ten percent of children are reported to have a sleep problem at any given point during early childhood.
The Actical accelerometer, designed to measure physical activity, can reliably identify sleep in infants during napping…