Obesity increases the risk for persisting obstructive sleep apnea after treatment in children.

@article{OBrien2006ObesityIT,
  title={Obesity increases the risk for persisting obstructive sleep apnea after treatment in children.},
  author={Louise M O'Brien and Sinthu Sitha and Louise A. Baur and Karen A Waters},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2006},
  volume={70 9},
  pages={1555-60}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of obesity at diagnosis on treatment outcomes in paediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS Children were included if they had both diagnostic and follow-up studies for OSA. Anthropological and polysomnographic data were collected at the time of both studies. Polysomnograms were scored using standard criteria and OSA was defined as a respiratory disturbance index (RDI) >or=5. Obesity was defined as a body mass index standard deviation (z-)score (BMIsds… CONTINUE READING

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