Tapia, Ignacio Esteban MD

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Acceptability and Performance on In-Home Polysomnography in Youth with Down Syndrome

Kelly, Andrea BridgetTapia, Ignacio Esteban

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is common in children and adults with Down syndrome (DS). Because testing for OSAS can be inaccessible, expensive, and not well-tolerated, studying the impact of OSAS and its treatment upon learning, behavior, and heart disease risk is challenging. This study will explore how well the use of in-home testing for OSAS is tolerated by adolescents with DS and effective in diagnosing OSAS.

Home sleep apnea testing compared to in-lab polysomnography for the evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea in children

Cielo, Christopher MichaelTapia, Ignacio Esteban

In children, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is evaluated by overnight polysomnography (PSG) in a sleep laboratory, but these facilities are limited, and the test requires caregivers to spend a night away from home with their child. Home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) is a similar test conducted in the home environment, but it is not currently used in children because it has not been directly evaluated against PSG. This trial will compare HSAT with PSG in terms of its accuracy and impact on therapeutic decision for children being evaluated for OSA, and family factors be assessed to determine if HSAT is a good alternative test to PSG.

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