Sleep·8: Paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea

G. M. Nixon, R. T. Brouillette

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Abstract

In the past 25 years there has been increasing recognition of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) as a common condition of childhood. Morbidity includes impairment of growth, cardiovascular complications, learning impairment, and behavioural problems. Diagnosis and treatment of this condition in children differs in many respects from that in adults. We review here the key features of paediatric OSA, highlighting differences from adult OSA, and suggest future directions for research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-516
Number of pages6
JournalThorax
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

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