What are the AASM guidelines for polysomnography (PSG) in children?

Updated: Apr 29, 2020
  • Author: Carmel Armon, MD, MSc, MHS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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In 2012, the AASM also published evidence-based practice parameters for the non-respiratory indications for polysomnography and multiple sleep latency testing for children. [6] PSG is indicated for children suspected of having periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) for diagnosing PLMD. Children with frequent NREM parasomnias, epilepsy, or nocturnal enuresis should be clinically screened for the presence of comorbid sleep disorders and polysomnography should be performed if there is a suspicion for sleep-disordered breathing or PLMD.

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