Pulse Transit Time as a Measure of Arousal and Respiratory Effort in Children with Sleep-Disordered Breathing

@article{Katz2003PulseTT,
  title={Pulse Transit Time as a Measure of Arousal and Respiratory Effort in Children with Sleep-Disordered Breathing},
  author={Eliot S Katz and Janita A Lutz and Cheryl Black and Carole L. Marcus},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={53},
  pages={580-588}
}
The upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) is associated with neurobehavioral morbidity in children. The diagnostic gold standard for UARS is esophageal manometry. However, this is invasive. Furthermore, upper airway obstructive events in sleeping children frequently terminate without visible electrocortical (EEG) arousal. The pulse transit time (PTT) is a… CONTINUE READING