Long-term improvements in sleep and respiratory parameters in preschool children following treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing

Lisa M Walter, Sarah N Biggs, Lauren Nisbet, Aidan Weichard, Samantha Hollis, Margot J Davey, Vicki Anne Anderson, Gillian M Nixon, Rosemary S.C. Horne

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Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in preschool-aged children is common, but long-term outcomes have not been investigated. We aimed to compare sleep and respiratory parameters in preschool children to examine the effects of treatment or non-treatment after 3 years. METHODS: Children (3-5 years) diagnosed with SDB (n = 45) and non-snoring controls (n = 30) returned for repeat overnight polysomnography (39 of original cohort), 3 years following baseline polysomnography. Children with SDB were grouped according to whether they had received treatment or not. SDB resolution was defined as an obstructive apnea hypopnea index (OAHI)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1143 - 1151
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • pediatric
  • sleep
  • respiratory
  • polysomnography
  • adenotonsillectomy

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