alexa Positive Airway Pressure Levels for Children with Sleep Disordered Breathing

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Positive Airway Pressure Levels for Children with Sleep Disordered Breathing

Positive airway pressure (PAP) is the mainstay therapy for children presenting with sleep disordered breathing/ obstructive sleep apnea (SDB/OSA) who are either not a candidate for, or have failed other treatments. We describe PAP settings used to treat clinical groups of children with and without Down syndrome. A retrospective cohort study was performed in which records from children; aged 1-18 years with prescribed PAP therapy to treat sleep disordered breathing (OSA/SDB) between 1997 and 2011 were reviewed. Demographic and polysomnographic data were extracted for six sub-groups of children with OSA/SDB: nonobese, overweight and obese. 251 children comprised the total in the six groups of interest during the study period: otherwise typical children; nonobese (n=62), overweight (n=17) and Obese (n=59); children with Down syndrome; non-obese (n=75), overweight (n=15) and obese (n=13). Demographics and severity of OSA/SDB were comparable between the groups. Median positive airway pressure settings identified during laboratory titration studies using standardized laboratory protocols were significantly higher among non-obese and overweight children with Down syndrome, when compared to otherwise typical children. Interestingly, in obese children, Down syndrome status didn’t significantly influence PAP setting.

Positive Airway Pressure Levels for Children with Sleep Disordered Breathing
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