Factors associated with referral for polysomnography in children with Down syndrome.
Poornima R Wijayaratne, Katrina Williams, Margot J Davey, Rosemary SC Horne, Gillian M Nixon
Sleep Med | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVES: Children with Down syndrome (DS) are recommended to undergo polysomnography (PSG) by the age of four years due to the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in this group, but compliance is incomplete. To further understand referral patterns for PSG in this condition, we aimed to compare demographics, PSG results, OSA severity, behavior, daytime functioning and quality of life (QOL) between children with DS referred for sleep testing and those recruited from the community. STUDY DESIGN: Children 3-19 years with DS was included: 20 referred clinically for assessment of OSA and 24 volunteers from the community. Demographic and anthropometric data, PSG parameters, sleep-re..View full abstract