Neurobehavioural correlates in older children and adolescents with obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea.

@article{Tan2014NeurobehaviouralCI,
  title={Neurobehavioural correlates in older children and adolescents with obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea.},
  author={Evan Tan and Dione M. Healey and Elizabeth Schaughency and Patrick J. D. Dawes and Barbara Galland},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2014},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={
          16-23
        }
}
AIM The relationship between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and poorer neurobehavioural outcomes in school-age children is well established, but the relationship in obese children and adolescents, in whom OSA is more common, is not so well established. We aimed to investigate this relationship in 10-18-year-olds. METHODS Thirty-one participants with a mean body mass index (BMI) of 32.3 ± 4.9 enrolled. BMI-for-age cut-offs were used to define obesity. Participants underwent polysomnography and… CONTINUE READING
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