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Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2011 Nov;17(6):425-30. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0b013e32834ba901.

Update in pediatric sleep medicine.

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  • 1Children's National Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20010, USA. owensleep@gmail.com

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

To summarize the most important recent scientific developments in the field of clinical pediatric sleep medicine, specifically as relates to sleep disorders and sleep in special pediatric populations.

RECENT FINDINGS:

The major themes covered in this review include sleep-disordered breathing; narcolepsy; restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder; insomnia; sleep in children with medical conditions; and sleep in children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders.

SUMMARY:

An expanded understanding of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical evaluation methods, sequelae, and empirically supported treatment options of common pediatric sleep disorders, especially in high-risk populations, is key to a rational approach to diagnosis and management of these children in clinical settings.

© 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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21921795
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