New practice parameters and review on non-respiratory indications for PSG and MSLT in children published in November issue of SLEEP
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Practicing physicians are encouraged to review new practice parameters and an accompanying review published by the AASM in the November issue of the journal SLEEP. Practice Parameters for the Non-Respiratory Indications for Polysomnography and Multiple Sleep Latency Testing for Children and Non-Respiratory and Indications for Polysomnography and Related Procedures in Children: An Evidence-Based Review are the first AASM publications on this topic. The practice parameters recommend using PSG to diagnose periodic limb movement disorder in children, and the MSLT, preceded by nocturnal PSG, as part of the evaluation for suspected narcolepsy in children. AASM members get full online access to the journal SLEEP, which includes all of the latest practice parameters and leading edge research on sleep and sleep disorders. AASM Members can register a journal SLEEP account free of charge at www.journalsleep.org.