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There have been limited studies of the validation of actigraphy for the determination of sleep and wake in children and in this study we aimed to compare wrist actigraphy with polysomnography (PSG). We studied 45 children (29 M/16 F), aged between 1 and 12 years (5.8 +/- 2.7 years, mean +/- SD). Actigraphic data were collected during standard overnight PSG.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine predictors of continuous airway pressure (CPAP) adherence in children. STUDY DESIGN Analysis of CPAP usage data for children between 2004 and 2008. RESULTS During the study period, 32 children were prescribed CPAP; 2 failed to accept the mask, and 30 (mean ± SD age 9.1 ± 5.3 years) were included in further analysis. In the first 2(More)
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in children is commonly considered to occur predominantly in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, but clinical experience suggests that this is not universally the case. We hypothesized that there would be a subgroup of children with OSA who have non-REM (NREM) predominance of obstructive events and that these children share(More)
BACKGROUND In children both nasal pressure (NP) and thermistor (Th) technologies are commonly used to assess airflow measurement during routine polysomnography (PSG) for the assessment of sleep disordered breathing. We aimed to compare NP and Th measurement techniques when scoring central and obstructive respiratory events during PSG. METHODS Sleep,(More)
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