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Polysomnography for Sleep Disordered Breathing Prior to Tonsillectomy in Children

Leadership: Peter S. Roland, MD (Chair)

Panel Members: Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH; Lee J. Brooks, MD; Norman R. Friedman, MD, DABSM; Jacqueline Jones, MD; Tae W. Kim, MD; Siobhan Kuhar, MD, PhD, DABSM; Ron B. Mitchell, MD; Michael D. Seidman, MD; Stephen H. Sheldon, DO

Staff: Stephanie Jones; Peter Robertson, MPA

The guideline was published as a supplement in the July 2011 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

The primary purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for PSG prior to tonsillectomy in children aged 2 to 18 years with SDB as the primary indication for surgery. The target audience is otolaryngologists in any practice setting where a child would be evaluated

Endorsements: Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head – Neck Nurses, Inc. Oct 2011

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