Circulating microparticles in children with sleep disordered breathing.

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BACKGROUND Endothelial dysfunction is a common complication of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Circulating cell-derived microparticles (MPs) have emerged as reliable biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. METHODS Children underwent blood drawing the morning after a sleep study. Endothelial function was assessed using a… (More)
DOI: 10.1378/chest.10-2161

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