Obstructive sleep apnea in children.

  title={Obstructive sleep apnea in children.},
  author={Timothy F. Hoban},
  journal={Current treatment options in neurology},
  volume={7 5},
Despite increasing recognition of childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) as a significant public health problem, treatment of the condition remains inconsistent. Some children are screened using polysomnography and treated only when objective respiratory disturbances are identified. Many others receive adenotonsillectomy based only on signs and symptoms of upper airway obstruction without ever having a formal sleep study. Outcome-based data regarding the effectiveness of… CONTINUE READING

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