Title

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea in High-Risk Populations: Clinical Implications

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology; Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology

Date

9-1-2017

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Pediatrics

Abstract

Certain common medical conditions are associated with a higher risk of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A lower threshold for screening is therefore indicated for such patient cohorts. In this article, we briefly discuss the high prevalence of OSA in children born prematurely, and in those with Down syndrome, craniofacial disorders, and neuromuscular disorders. Primary care providers should have an increased index of suspicion for OSA in these children, considering the neurocognitive disability that occurs in these high-risk groups when OSA is left untreated. [Pediatr Ann. 2017;46(9):e336-e339.].

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Pediatr Ann. 2017 Sep 1;46(9):e336-e339. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20170815-01. Link to article on publisher's site

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Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

28892549