The impact of recent changes to the respiratory scoring rules in pediatrics.

@article{Nixon2014TheIO,
  title={The impact of recent changes to the respiratory scoring rules in pediatrics.},
  author={Gillian M. Nixon and Melissa Lee Hyde and Sarah Nichole Biggs and Lisa M Walter and Rosemary S C Horne and Margot J. Davey},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 11},
  pages={
          1217-21
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES In 2007 the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) published polysomnography (PSG) scoring guidelines, which were updated in 2012. A key change in terms of scoring respiratory events in children was the threshold for reduction in airflow (50% vs 30%) for the definition of hypopnea. This study aimed to determine the impact of different scoring rules on the assessment of severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children. METHODS Forty-two children (mean age 4.3 y, 16 F… CONTINUE READING
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