Respiratory control disorders in infancy and childhood.


Current contributions to the literature on disorders of respiratory control in infancy and childhood are reviewed. These encompass studies of cardiorespiratory control in preterm and term infants, apparent life-threatening events in infants, and obstructive sleep apnea including etiology, diagnosis, and alternatives to surgical management. In addition, alveolar hypoventilation is discussed in children with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, myelomeningocele, and Prader-Willi syndrome.

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@article{Silvestri1996RespiratoryCD, title={Respiratory control disorders in infancy and childhood.}, author={Jean M. Silvestri and Debra Ellyn Weese-Mayer}, journal={Current opinion in pediatrics}, year={1996}, volume={8 3}, pages={216-20} }