Understanding the anatomic basis for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in adolescents.

@article{Schwab2015UnderstandingTA,
  title={Understanding the anatomic basis for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in adolescents.},
  author={Richard J. Schwab and Christopher E Kim and Sheila Bagchi and Brendan T. Keenan and François-Louis Comyn and Stephen Wang and Ignacio E Tapia and Shirley A Huang and Joel T Traylor and Drew A. Torigian and Ruth M Bradford and Carole L. Marcus},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={191 11},
  pages={1295-309}
}
RATIONALE Structural risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in adolescents have not been well characterized. Because many adolescents with OSAS are obese, we hypothesized that the anatomic OSAS risk factors would be more similar to those in adults than those in children. OBJECTIVES To investigate the anatomic risk factors in adolescents with OSAS compared with obese and lean control subjects using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS Three groups of adolescents (age… CONTINUE READING