Updates on management of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects about 1%-5% of the pediatric population. The consequences of untreated OSA in children include neurocognitive deficits, behavioral problems, poor school performance as well as systemic and pulmonary hypertension. The treatment options for pediatric OSA are numerous with a variety of surgical and non-surgical interventions. As our understanding of the complexities of OSA grows, the options for management have continued to expand as well. The objectives of this review are to describe the commonly prescribed treatments for pediatric OSA including adenotonsillectomy as well as use of positive airway pressure. We also highlight other surgical and non-surgical interventions available. In addition, we provide updates on current research focusing on newer diagnostic and experimental treatment modalities.
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Yu, J. L., & Afolabi-Brown, O. (2019). Updates on management of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Pediatric investigation, 3(4), 228–235. https://doi.org/10.1002/ped4.12164
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics