Posts By: Egambaram Senthilvel, M.D.

Sleep apnea in children

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children is characterized by intermittent complete or partial obstruction of the upper airway that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep, normal sleep patterns or both. The prevalence of pediatric OSA has been estimated at 1-4 percent and its prevalence may be expected to increase with the current pediatric obesity epidemic. It…
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