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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2011 Jun;58(3):571-89. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2011.03.013.

Update on pediatric sleep-disordered breathing.

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Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. manisha.witmans@albertahealthservices.ca

Abstract

Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) includes an increasingly recognized, highly prevalent, yet still underdiagnosed spectrum of respiratory disorders, the most common and clinically significant of which is obstructive sleep apnea. SDB is linked with significant end-organ dysfunction across various systems, particularly with cardiovascular, neurocognitive, and metabolic consequences. This review summarizes recent advances in understanding of pediatric SDB and discusses the challenges inherent in diagnosing and treating children with SDB.

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21600343
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10.1016/j.pcl.2011.03.013
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