Age specific differences in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.

  title={Age specific differences in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={D. M. M. D. Madagodagettige Don and Kenneth A Geller and Jeffrey A. Koempel and Sally L. Davidson Ward},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  volume={73 7},
BACKGROUND Some have suggested that younger children have a more severe form of obstructive sleep apnea than older children and therefore are at a higher risk for respiratory compromise after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. However, at present there are few studies that have identified any significant correlation between age and severity of obstructive sleep apnea. OBJECTIVE To determine if age specific differences in obstructive sleep apnea are present in children. DESIGN Retrospective… CONTINUE READING
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