Early Term Deliveries and the Risk of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in the Offspring.

@article{Walfisch2017EarlyTD,
  title={Early Term Deliveries and the Risk of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in the Offspring.},
  author={Asnat Walfisch and Tamar Wainstock and Ofer Beharier and Daniella Landau and Eyal Sheiner},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={149-156}
}
BACKGROUND Preterm delivery may affect the development of the upper airways resulting in a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). We investigated whether children born at early term (37-38 6/7 weeks' gestation) are at an increased risk for childhood OSA as compared with those born later. METHODS In this population-based cohort analysis all singleton deliveries occurring between 1991-2013 at a single regional tertiary medical centre were included. Gestational age upon delivery was sub… CONTINUE READING

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