Objectives The main purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of Watch-PAT in Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing (PSDB) diagnosis in children with symptoms suggestive of PSDB, in which the nocturnal pulse oximetry was negative according to the Brouilette criteria. Methods We enrolled 28 patients aged between 5 and 12 years (mean age: 7.75 ± 1.69), who underwent the registration with Watch-PAT, that utilizes the Peripheral Arterial Tone (PAT), AHI, RDI, body position, snoring, pulse oximetry and actigraphy. Results Recording Watch-PAT was indicative of PSDB in 10/28 (35.7%) patients; when it was placed the threshold of AHI > 1 the number of positive patients for PSDB increased to 17/28 (60.7%). Exists a positive correlation between pat-RDI (rho = 0.798, p = 0.005) and the snoring > 40% of the time (rho = 0.656, p < 0.001) were correlated with the pat-AHI values. Conclusion The recording Watch-PAT appears to permit the defection of a certain number of SDB that might escape to the clinical evaluation and pulse oximetry only.
|Titolo:||The watch-pat in pediatrics sleep disordered breathing: Pilot study on children with negative nocturnal pulse oximetry|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|