Normal polysomnographic values for children and adolescents.

  title={Normal polysomnographic values for children and adolescents.},
  author={Carole L. Marcus and K J Omlin and D J Basinki and S. L. Bailey and A B Rachal and W S von Pechmann and Thomas G. Keens and Sally L. Davidson Ward},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={146 5 Pt 1},
Although polysomnography is routinely performed to evaluate children and adolescents with sleep-disordered breathing, normal polysomnographic values for the pediatric age group have not yet been established. We therefore performed overnight polysomnography in 50 normal children and adolescents (mean age 9.7 +/- 4.6 SD yr, range 1.1 to 17.4 yr). Of the children 56% were male. Chest wall motion, ECG, oronasal airflow, end-tidal PCO2 (PETCO2), arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2), and… CONTINUE READING
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