Journal article

Feasibility of Comprehensive, Unattended Ambulatory Polysomnography in School-Aged Children

Carole L Marcus, Joel Traylor, Sarah N Biggs, Robin S Roberts, Gillian M Nixon, Indra Narang, Rakesh Bhattacharjee, Margot J Davey, Rosemary SC Horne, Maureen Cheshire, K Jeremy Gibbons, Joanne Dix, Elizabeth Asztalos, Lex W Doyle, Gillian F Opie, Judy D'ilario, Lorrie Costantini, Ruth Bradford, Barbara Schmidt

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL SLEEP MEDICINE | AMER ACAD SLEEP MEDICINE | Published : 2014

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVES: Although unattended ambulatory polysomnography (PSG) is frequently performed in adults, few studies have been performed in children. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of comprehensive, ambulatory PSG, including electroencephalography, in school-aged children in the home environment. METHODS: A total of 201 children, born premature with birth weights of 500-1,250 grams, currently aged 5-12 years and living in Canada and Australia, underwent unattended ambulatory PSG. RESULTS: PSG was initially technically satisfactory in 183 (91%) cases. Fourteen studies were satisfactory when repeated, resulting in an overall satisfactory rate of 197 (98%). Artifac..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by NIH R01 HL098045 and Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant MCT 13288. Philips Respironics, Inc. provided actigraphy devices. Dr. Marcus has research support from Ventus and Philips Respironics in the form of loaned equipment only for investigator-initiated studies, including Philips Respironics actigraphy equipment loaned for the current study. The other authors have indicated no financial conflicts of interest.