Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in a cohort of 1,207 children of southern Italy.

  title={Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in a cohort of 1,207 children of southern Italy.},
  author={Luigia Maria Brunetti and Satyavati Rana and Maria Letizia Lospalluti and A Pietrafesa and Ruggiero Francavilla and Matthew Fanelli and Lucio Armenio},
  volume={120 6},
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of sleep-related breathing disturbances in a large cohort of school-aged and preschool-aged children of Southern Italy. DESIGN AND SETTING This cross-sectional prevalence study was designed in two phases: a screening phase aimed to identify symptomatic children from a cohort of 1,207 by a self-administered questionnaire, and an instrumental phase for the definition of sleep-related disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS One thousand two hundred seven… CONTINUE READING
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