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  NGC - NGC Summary
Polysomnography, with additional EEG derivations in an extended bilateral montage, and video recording, is recommended to assist with the diagnosis of paroxysmal arousals or other sleep disruptions that are thought to be seizure related when the initial clinical evaluation and results of a standard EEG are inconclusive.
Polysomnography is indicated when evaluating patients with sleep behaviors suggestive of parasomnias that are unusual or atypical because of the patient's age at onset; the time, duration, or frequency of occurrence of the behavior; or the specifics of the particular motor patterns in question (e.g., stereotypical, repetitive, or focal).
Polysomnography is indicated when a diagnosis of periodic limb movement disorder is considered because of complaints by the patient or an observer of repetitive limb movements during sleep and frequent awakenings, fragmented sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, or excessive daytime sleepiness.
www.guideline.gov /summary/summary.aspx?doc_id=8156   (4338 words)

 Polysomnography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Polysomnography or PSG is a multi-parametric test used in the study of sleep.
Polysomnography is a comprehensive recording of the biophysiological changes that occur during sleep.
Polysomnography is used to diagnose many types of sleep disorders including narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, REM behavior disorder, parasomnias, and sleep apnea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Polysomnography   (805 words)

 Polysomnography - Definition, Purpose, Precautions, Description, Preparation, Aftercare, Normal results, Abnormal ...
Polysomnography is often used to evaluate such parasomnias (abnormal behaviors or movements during sleep) as sleepwalking; talking in one's sleep; night-mares; and bed-wetting (enuresis).
Polysomnography is generally not used if the sleep disorder has been clearly identified by the treating physician.
Polysomnography can also be used to diagnose bruxism, which is the chronic grinding of the teeth during sleep.
www.minddisorders.com /Ob-Ps/Polysomnography.html   (1081 words)

 NGC - NGC Summary
Polysomnography is not indicated for the routine evaluation of transient or chronic insomnia.
Polysomnography is not indicated for the routine evaluation of insomnia due to psychiatric disorders.
Polysomnography is not useful in establishing the diagnosis of insomnia associated with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome because the alpha-delta sleep pattern described in fibromyalgia syndrome is a nonspecific finding.
www.guideline.gov /summary/summary.aspx?doc_id=4370&mode=full&ss=14   (832 words)

 Polysomnography | AHealthyMe.com
Polysomnography generally includes monitoring of the patient's airflow through the nose and mouth, blood pressure, electrocardiographic activity, blood oxygen level, brain wave pattern, eye movement, and the movement of respiratory muscle and limbs.
Polysomnography is often used to evaluate parasomnias (abnormal behaviors or movements during sleep), such as sleep walking, talking in one's sleep, nightmares, and bedwetting.
It can also be used to detect or evaluate seizures that occur in the middle of the night, when the patient and his or her family are unlikely to be aware of them.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic100587324   (887 words)

 Polysomnography and home documented monitoring of cardiorespiratory pattern -- Daniëls et al. 81 (5): 434 -- ...
The polysomnography was performed in the preterm group before discharge at a postmenstrual age of 36-40 weeks, and in the
Polysomnography was carried out for a minimum of 8 hours and a maximum of 12 hours.
The value of polysomnography in identifying infants at risk can be extended to the group of infants born prematurely.
adc.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/81/5/434   (1555 words)

In the Sleep Clinic run by the department of polysomnography every week, suspected cases of sleep disordered breathing like obstructive sleep apnoea are received from the specialised chest clinics of the Institute, as well as, from the other hospitals in the vicinity.
The study involves a placement of the one end of the 20 channels on the pre-defined patient-sites, while the other end is appropriately attached to the interface or the control box.
The department of polysomnography has been sensitising the resident doctors of the Institute in the diagnostic and therapeutic evaluation of sleep related breathing disorders.
lrsitbrd.nic.in /dept_polysomnography.htm   (566 words)

 Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) - Diagnosis - SleepChannel
The primary method for diagnosing OSA at present is to have the patient undergo a sleep study, known as polysomnography.
Polysomnography can not provide data from patients who have mild OSA only at home or only after using certain medications or alcohol but who do not experience any episodes during the sleep study.
Because polysomnography is expensive and labor intensive, efforts are underway to find a better method of diagnosing or screening for OSA.
sleepdisorderchannel.com /osa/diagnosis.shtml   (752 words)

 Can Home Sleep Studies Replace Polysomnography?
Some experts have suggested that polysomnography performed in a sleep laboratory is no longer necessary to detect sleep-disordered breathing because simpler home sleep studies are sufficient.
“Polysomnography is considered the gold standard,” stressed Dr. Collop, who is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as well as Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Jackson Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Because polysomnography is closely monitored, technical problems can be corrected while the study is performed, thereby preventing the need to repeat it.
www.respiratoryreviews.com /feb02/sleep.html   (1101 words)

 Polysomnography and Sleep Studies in Adults
Polysomnography and sleep studies are performed to diagnose illness or syndromes related to sleep.
Comprehensive standard overnight polysomnography in a sleep center or laboratory with a sleep technician in constant attendance.
The need for a diagnostic polysomnography or sleep study must be confirmed by a physician sleep disorders specialist.
www.regence.com /trgmedpol/medicine/med22.html   (3992 words)

 eMedicine - Polysomnography: Overview and Clinical Application : Article by William J Nowack, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Polysomnography (PSG) is used to evaluate abnormalities of sleep and/or wakefulness and other physiologic disorders that have an impact on or are related to sleep and/or wakefulness.
If a sleep apnea syndrome is diagnosed, a trial and titration of continuous positive airway pressure or a trial of an oral appliance may be undertaken, either in a partial-night or second-night PSG recording.
The burst of electromyogram activity recorded from the left tibialis anterior muscle was caused by a periodic movement of sleep.
www.emedicine.com /neuro/topic566.htm   (1163 words)

 Evaluation of the Accuracy of SNAP Technology Sleep Sonography in Detecting Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults Compared ...
There were a total of eight patients (ie, total of the first column) who had normal polysomnography results when their previous SNAP test results had indicated the presence of disease.
SNAP and that predicted by polysomnography was significant.
Potsic, WP Comparison of polysomnography and sonography for assessing regularity of respiration during sleep in adenotonsillar hypertrophy.
www.chestjournal.org /cgi/content/full/125/3/886   (3468 words)

 AAP - Clinical Practice Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Nocturnal polysomnography (sleep study) is the only diagnostic technique shown to quantitate the ventilatory and sleep abnormalities associated with sleep-disordered breathing and is currently the gold standard.
Polysomnography can be performed satisfactorily in children of any age, providing that appropriate equipment and trained staff are used.
Polysomnography is the only method that quantifies ventilatory and sleep abnormalities and is recommended as the diagnostic test of choice.
www.aap.org /policy/re0118.html   (4697 words)

 Polysomnography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Polysomnography refers to the collective process of monitoring and recording physiologic data during sleep.
Due to the nature of the various physiologic variables that are examined during polysomnography, a variety of devices are attached to the patient, and the output of these devices is interfaced with a standard polysomnographic recorder; consequently, the potential exists for several individual device limitations, rather than any one specific limitation to polysomnography.
Therefore, during polysomnography, it is important that the audible low-oxygen-saturation alarm be disabled.
www.rcjournal.com /online_resources/cpgs/polycpg.html   (3626 words)

 Polysomnography Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Polysomnography Program at Catawba Valley Community College is three semesters in length and upon successful completion awards a Certificate in Polysomnography.
The AAS in Polysomnography Program at Catawba Valley Community College is five semesters in length and upon successful completion awards an associates in applied science degree.
The courses for the polysomnography curriculum are designed so that each semester’s requirements must be met before proceeding into the next semester.
www.cvcc.edu /prog_study/health/polyso/Programs.html   (250 words)

It generally includes monitoring of the patient's airflow through the nose and mouth, blood pressure, electrocardiographic activity, blood oxygen level, brain wave pattern, eye movement, and the movement of respiratory muscles and limbs.
Polysomnography technologists are distinct members of the allied health care
The position requires the practitioner to be efficient in testing and diagnostic evaluation of sleep and neurological disorders.
www.etsu.edu /CPAH/DAHS/Polysomnography/default.asp   (267 words)

 Polysomnography Training Course
Polysomnography Fundamentals is a comprehensive course designed to meet the needs of the beginner or experienced technologist and cross-training allied health professionals seeking to improve their knowledge and skills and / or prepare for the national registry examination.
A brief discussion of the discovery of sleep disorders and the invention of polysomnography will help you appreciate the evolution of this fascinating discipline.
Taking the Larry Head Institute Polysomnography Fundamentals course was the best thing I could have done to prepare myself for entry to a career in sleep diagnostics.
www.larryheadinstitute.com /polysomnography_training_course.html   (1110 words)

 Prevalence of positional sleep apnea in patients undergoing polysomnography CHEST - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The sleep records of consecutive patients referred for overnight polysomnography to rule out OSA at the Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System Sleep Center (VAWNY) from January 8, 2001, to November 12, 2002, and from an Associated Sleep Center (ASC) from March 6, 2003, to August 8, 2003, were reviewed for study.
Two hundred sixty-nine patients who underwent all-night diagnostic polysomnography and 57 patients who underwent a combined diagnostic and CPAP titration split-night study from the VAWNY sleep center and 242 patients from the ASC who underwent diagnostic polysomnography alone comprised the sample of records for the study.
Patients with split-night studies at the ASC were not included since the way in which the data were collected digitally made it difficult to separate the diagnostic from the therapeutic portion of the study when addressing postural effects.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0984/is_4_128/ai_n15780872   (987 words)

 Clinical Usefulness of Home Oximetry Compared with Polysomnography for Assessment of Sleep Apnea -- Whitelaw et al. 171 ...
Polysomnography was a standard full-night diagnostic study (18).
The area under the curve is 0.67 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.60–0.77) for polysomnography and 0.65 (95% CI: 0.56–0.75).
The area under the curve is 0.77 (95% CI: 0.69–0.85) for polysomnography and 0.77 (95% CI: 0.70–0.85) for home monitoring (not significant [NS]).
ajrccm.atsjournals.org /cgi/content/full/171/2/188   (4726 words)

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The Polysomnography Certificate Program at Massasoit Community College offers the allied health professionals the opportunity for professional and personal advancement in the area of sleep studies.
Courses provided in the Polysomnography Certificate Program are designed to prepare students to fully comprehend the basic of sleep technology and the necessary skills to perform various sleep diagnostic exams, along with interpreting sleep studies.
One (1) letter in your behalf stating why you would be a good candidate for the program.
www.massasoit.mass.edu /acad_depts/certs/polysom_ih.cfm   (204 words)

 Comparison of a cardiorespiratory device versus polysomnography for diagnosis of sleep apnoea -- Calleja et al. 20 (6): ...
Comparison of a cardiorespiratory device versus polysomnography for diagnosis of sleep apnoea -- Calleja et al.
Polysomnography is the current gold standard for the diagnosis
Practice parameters for the indications for polysomnography and related procedures.
erj.ersjournals.com /cgi/content/full/20/6/1505   (2582 words)

 Course Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Target Audience: Physicians and other health care professionals interested in the management of sleep disorders, including technical aspects of polysomnography and interpretation of studies.
This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive review of the basics of sleep medicine in a highly structured lecture format complemented by informal hands-on workshops.
Polysomnography - review of methodology and technology with consideration for this age group
www.sleepedu.net /dates.htm   (603 words)

 Alabama School of Sleep Medicine and Technology - Premier sleep training school providing polysomnography and sleep ...
The Alabama School of Sleep Medicine and Technology offers truly unique instructional techniques with a mix of classroom and hands-on instruction in both technical and clinical sleep medicine subjects to create some of the most comprehensive sleep education available.
Our pledge is to exceed the students' expectations and provide an unbiased and fulfilling educational experience covering all aspects of sleep medicine, sleep training, polysomnography training, sleep disorder education and registry review.
We know how difficult it may be to leave family behind and go to a distant location for extended stays.
www.alsleep.com   (447 words)

 The Houston Sleep Center - School of Polysomnography
At the conclusion of both courses, a short written test and a clinical electrode application test is administered to complete the program and receive a Certificate of Completion.
Our goal is that the trainee will be able to apply all electrodes and ancillary equipment and have a basic knowledge of Polysomnography.
You must be working in the field of Polysomnography for at least six months before taking this course.
www.houstonsleepcenter.com /sc_school.html   (272 words)

 Health Sciences--Polysomnography Technology
The mission of the Polysomnography Technology program at Moraine Valley Community College is to provide a stimulating intellectual, social, and ethical environment that will enable each student to prepare for a successful career as a polysomnographic technologist.
Provide the student the opportunity to study the cognitive, psychomotor, and behavioral aspects of polysomnography as described in the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists comprehensive RPSGT examination detailed content outline.
Provide the student instruction and guidance in interaction with patients to assure patient comfort and provide patient education on sleep/arousal disorders.
www.morainevalley.edu /HealthSciences/Polysomnography/polysom.htm   (172 words)

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