Sleep-disordered breathing in children.

S. H. Sheldon*

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Abstract

Occlusive SDB is common in childhood and is most frequently associated with adenotonsillar hypertrophy, congenital syndromes associated with craniofacial malformations, oropharyngeal dysfunction, and chronic neuromuscular disorders. Sleep-disordered breathing has a significant effect on the performance, behavior, and health of children and often results in significant lifestyle abnormalities for the entire family. Comprehensive, technician-attended polysomnography is the gold standard for diagnosis and assessment of occlusive SDB. Significant involvement of dental professionals in the assessment and management of this common childhood disorder is essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)817-837
Number of pages21
JournalDental clinics of North America
Volume45
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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