Alessandra Tabarrini

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OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of obesity on cognitive impairment, in children with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), children with OSA and obesity, and in normal controls. METHODS Thirty-six children with OSA (group 1), 38 children with OSA and obesity (group 2) and 58 normal controls (group 3) were studied. The Total(More)
OBJECTIVES The present pilot study was performed to evaluate the HPA axis and ANS activity by measuring salivary cortisol and α-amylase diurnal trajectory and production, respectively, in mild or moderate-to-severe (MS) OSA-affected, but otherwise healthy, children. Moreover, a correlative analysis was performed between the salivary biomarker concentrations(More)
Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) is an additional treatment in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The aim of this study was to present data about the outcome of adenotonsillectomy (AT) and of RME in a clinical sample of pediatric OSA. We consecutively enrolled children with OSA to undergo RME or AT. The age and the severity of OSA are the main factors(More)
Studies in the literature data have shown that the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children with epilepsy is high and that treatment for OSA leads to a reduction in the number of seizures; by contrast, few studies have demonstrated an increased prevalence of interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) or epilepsy in children with(More)
OBJECTIVE Five sleep ADHD phenotypes have been hypothesized: (a) the hypo-arousal state of the "primary" form of ADHD, (b) the sleep phase advanced disorder, (c) sleep disordered breathing (SDB), (d) restless legs syndrome and/or periodic limb movements disorder (PLMD), and (e) epilepsy. METHOD Five case reports are presented; each child but one underwent(More)
Because signs of nocturnal seizures can overlap with sleep respiratory events, clinicians can have difficulty distinguishing abnormal events related to sleep disorders from epileptic seizures. We describe the case of a 3-year-old child presenting with ictal electroencephalographic (EEG) activity associated with a particular form of atypical obstructive(More)
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