Publication
Title
The prevalence, anatomical correlates and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing in obese children and adolescents
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Sleep medicine reviews. - New York
Publication
New York : 2008
ISSN
1087-0792
Volume/pages
12(2008), p. 339-346
ISI
000260218000002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 08.10.2008
Last edited 18.08.2017
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