alexa Sleep apnea in children--treatment considerations.


Otolaryngology: Open Access

Author(s): Gozal D, KheirandishGozal L

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is clearly increasing in the pediatric population. However, the polysomnographic criteria for treatment still remain to be defined by appropriate scientific methodology. Furthermore, the overall efficacy of currently available interventions such as surgical removal of enlarged tonsils and adenoids (T&A) is unknown, such that we are currently unable to precisely define who the high risk patients are, and the cost and benefits associated with any given treatment. Here, we review the available approaches to the management of OSA in the pediatric population, and examine the potential complementary role of anti-inflammatory therapy, mask ventilation, and intra-oral appliances in the context of mild OSA or residual OSA following T&A. This article was published in Paediatr Respir Rev and referenced in Otolaryngology: Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version