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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Dental clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Oct 2001|
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