Diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea in adolescents

Casey J. Burg, Norman R. Friedman

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Abstract

Sleep-disordered breathing is very common and is associated with poor health and cognitive outcomes in children and adolescents. Its prevalence is between 2% and 4% of the population this group. Problems such as life-threatening events, failure to thrive, cardiovascular insult, poor cognition, poor school performance, and psychiatric/behavioral problems have been reported. This chapter will outline how to diagnose and treat adolescents with sleep apnea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-479
Number of pages23
JournalAdolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Volume21
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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