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We read with interest the article by Leong et al on the use of polysomnography (PSG) in children,1 covering indications for PSG, along with limitations of oximetry, and clearly outlining how to undertake and interpret PSG in paediatric patients. It briefly discusses limited channel recordings (respiratory polygraphy, RP) and concludes that this ‘is not standard practice’.
In many paediatric centres RP is standard practice, and routinely used for assessment of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in children, with the most common diagnosis being obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
In a recent survey …
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