Induced sputum inflammatory measures correlate with disease severity in children with obstructive sleep apnoea.

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OBJECTIVE To establish the association between airway inflammation and severity of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in children. METHODS Consecutive children presenting with symptoms suggestive of OSA were recruited. They completed a sleep apnoea symptom questionnaire, underwent physical examination, spirometry, sputum induction and an overnight… (More)

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