Comparing WatchPAT to Polysomnography in the Assessment of Sleep Disordered Breathing in At-Risk Adolescents

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Participants will wear the WatchPAT device during their PSG appointment and the results between the two tests will be compared.


Child to Adult


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Age 13-21 years 2. Referral to the CHCO Sleep Lab due to concerns for OSA and presenting with symptoms such as snoring, witnessed apneas, daytime sleepiness, mouth breathing, etc. 3. Overweight/obesity (BMI &#8805;85th%ile for age and sex) and 4. One of the following: 1. Otherwise healthy, 2. PCOS, 3. Type 2 diabetes Exclusion Criteria: 1. Medical conditions that can affect the tonometer reading or that are commonly treated with medications that can affect readings: peripheral vascular disease, systemic hypertension, cardiac disease, severe lung disease, neuromuscular disease, epilepsy, sickle cell crisis. 2. Medical conditions that can potentially limit tolerance of the WatchPAT device: autism spectrum disorder, Trisomy 21 and neurodevelopmental disorders. 3. Finger problems or limb differences that would preclude probe application. 4. IQ<70, severe mental illness impacting ability to provide informed consent

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Childrens Hospital Colorado

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Stacey Simon, PhD

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