[Home diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in children]

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Record ID 32011001674
Authors' objectives:

This report is a systematic review of the efficacy of portable devices for diagnosing OSA in children compared to that of the reference standard test, laboratory PSG. This report also presents an overview of the current situation in Qu├ębec based on consultations with a number of experts. Several databases, such as MEDLINE by PubMed, The Cochrane Library and EMBASE, where queried. The six studies that were selected examined the issue of using portable devices in children. Their objective was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of portable devices that measure cardiorespiratory parameters and blood oxygen saturation (oximetry) and of audiotape and videotape recording devices for the direct observation of sleep.

Authors' recommendations: INESSS concludes that presently, none of the portable devices for the home diagnosis of OSA can be considered an alternative to the reference standard test, polysomnography, but in terms of overcoming the difficulty in accessing laboratory PSG, nocturnal oximetry is the best alternative for the initial evaluation for detecting the most severe cases.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Organisation Name: Institut national d'excellence en sante et en services sociaux
Contact Address: L'Institut national d'excellence en sante et en services sociaux (INESSS) , 2021, avenue Union, bureau 10.083, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2S9;Tel: 1+514-873-2563, Fax: 1+514-873-1369
Contact Name: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Contact Email: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Copyright: <p>L'Institut national d'excellence en sante et en services sociaux (INESSS)</p>
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