Respiratory control disorders in infancy and childhood

Jean M. Silvestri*, Debra E. Weese-Mayer

*Corresponding author for this work

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Current contributions to the literature on disorders of respiratory control in infancy and childhood are reviewed. These encompass studies of cardiorespiratory control in preterm and term infants, apparent life- threatening events in infants, and obstructive sleep apnea including etiology, diagnosis, and alternatives to surgical management. In addition, alveolar hypoventilation is discussed in children with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, myelomeningocele, and Prader-Willi syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-220
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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