Novel methods to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in children

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Abstract

Sleep-disordered breathing encompasses a spectrum of disorders that increase in severity from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a clinical disorder that requires a polysomnogram (PSG) to make the diagnosis. The PSG is the gold standard to confirm OSA. Alternative diagnostic tests are presented to supplement the clinical evaluation with objective information when evaluating the snoring child. Diagnostic tests to identify the anatomical site of obstruction are also discussed.

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