Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea using nasal CPAP in children with craniofacial dysostoses

@article{Gonsalez1996TreatmentOO,
  title={Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea using nasal CPAP in children with craniofacial dysostoses},
  author={Sonia Gonsalez and Dominic Thompson and Richard Hayward and Roderick Lane},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={1996},
  volume={12},
  pages={713-719}
}
We studied a group of children (aged 2.2–15 years) with craniofacial dysostosis and obstructive sleep apnoea to assess the use of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (n-CPAP) as a palliative form of treatment. A variable period of time was allowed for acclimatisation to n-CPAP (1 day to 2 months), depending on the patient. Patients were then admitted for their first CPAP trial. Baseline breathing difficulty and the effectiveness of n-CPAP were assessed by respiratory sleep studies… CONTINUE READING

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Our results confirm that n - CPAP can be tolerated even by young patients and can be effective , and that it may be a useful alternative palliative treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea in children with craniofacial syndromes .
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