Title
The prevalence, anatomical correlates and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing in obese children and adolescents
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
New York ,
Source (journal)
Sleep medicine reviews. - New York
Volume/pages
12(2008) , p. 339-346
ISSN
1087-0792
ISI
000260218000002
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing worldwide. One of the obesity-related complications that has received increasing attention in recent years is sleep-disordered breathing. Obese children are at a higher risk of developing steep-disordered breathing, including habitual snoring, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and desaturations preceded by central apneas. Both adiposity and upper airway factors, such as adenotonsillar hypertrophy, modulate the severity of sleep-disordered breathing in these children. Adenotonsillectomy seems to be effective against obstructive steep apnea syndrome in obese children. On the other hand, there are limited data on the effects of weight loss and of treatment with continuous positive airway pressure on the severity of steep apnea in obese children and adolescents.
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