Eduard Estivill Sancho

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In the last few years topics related to sleep in children have aroused increased interest. Most hypnotic drugs and sedatives used to treat adult insomnia are not recommended in children. Even so, 56% of pediatricians use medication to treat childhood sleep disorders. We review the different causes of insomnia in children from birth to school age. The(More)
Childhood insomnia due to disorderly habits affects 30 % of children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. It is characterized by difficulty in falling asleep and multiple nocturnal wakenings. The problem is caused by lack of synchronization of the circadian rhythm due to irregularity of the endogenous sleep-waking rhythm. This irregularity is due to(More)
Although obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in children is a frequent and potentially serious respiratory disorder, it has a reliable diagnosis and treatment is highly effective. OSAS is a respiratory sleep-related disorder that forms part of sleep apnea-hypoapnea syndrome. The syndrome affects between 1 % and 3 % of children. In addition to its(More)
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the first choice in the treatment of apnea-hypopnea syndrome in adults and, in recent years, is considered the second option after surgery in children. CPAP is the best option in children if apnea-hypopnea syndrome persists after surgery. For many professionals in the field, the use of CPAP in all ages of(More)
INTRODUCTION Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome in children with adenotonsillectomy is effective but has a moderate rate of persistent disease. OBJECTIVES To analyse the rate of persistence of sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome in a group of adenotonsillectomy-treated paediatric patients and to assess the possible prognostic factors. (More)
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