A four year follow-up of sleep and respiratory measures in elementary school-aged children with sleep disordered breathing

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Little is known of the long-term prognosis of children treated for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and even less of children with milder forms of SDB who remain untreated. We aimed to investigate the long-term sleep and respiratory outcomes of children with a range of SDB severities. METHODS: 41 children with SDB and 20 non snoring controls (mean age, 12.9+/-0.2y), underwent repeat overnight polysomnography (PSG) 4.0+/-0.3years after initial diagnosis. SDB severity, presence of snoring, sleep and respiratory parameters, sleep fragmentation index (SFI), the Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale (PDSS), Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (SDSC), and obstructive sleep apnea 18-item quality of life questionnaire were re assessed. Children with SDB were grouped into resolved (no snoring and obstructive apnea-hypopnea index [OAHI]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440 - 448
Number of pages9
JournalSleep Medicine
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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