A Healio news report indicates that the use of home respiratory polygraphy to diagnose children with sleep apnea is comparable to the results of polysomnography and an in-laboratory respiratory polygraphy.

‘This study shows that [home respiratory polygraphy (HRP)] provides a reasonably valid alternative to [in-laboratory polysomnography (PSG)] for the diagnosis of [obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAS)] in children clinically referred with a high index of clinical suspicion for the presence of OSAS,” María Luz Alonso-Álvarez, MD, of the Hospital Universitario de Burgos in Spain, and colleagues wrote. “This frequent and highly prevalent pediatric condition is associated with adverse consequences and excessive and costly use of health care services.”

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