Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Alexander, N. S.; Schroeder, J. W., Jr.

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Aug 3; 60(4):827-40


Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common health problem diagnosed and managed by various medical specialists, including family practice physicians, pediatricians, pulmonologists, and general and pediatric otolaryngologists. If left untreated, the sequelae can be severe. Over the last decade, significant advancements have been made in the evidence-based management of pediatric OSAS. This article focuses on the current understanding of this disease, its management, and related clinical practice guidelines.

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