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BACKGROUND Childhood obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is increasingly being recognised. Its effects on blood pressure (BP) elevation and hypertension are still controversial. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between OSA and ambulatory BP in children. METHODS Children aged 6-13 years from randomly selected schools were invited to undergo overnight(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is suggested to be associated with cardiac structural abnormalities and dysfunction but existing evidence is limited and the treatment effect on echocardiographic outcome remains controversial. OBJECTIVE To examine the presence of subclinical cardiac abnormalities in childhood OSA and the effects of(More)
AIMS The natural history of mild childhood obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) was examined and factors associated with disease progression were identified. METHODS Subjects were recruited from an epidemiological study which examined the prevalence of OSA in Chinese children aged 6-13 years. The first 56 consecutive children identified with mild OSA(More)
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