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Recognizing pediatric sleep apnea

Weiss, Miriam MSN, BS, RN, CPNP; Owens, Judith MD, MPH

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000451859.08918.70
Feature: SLEEP DISORDERS

Abstract: Obstructive sleep apnea is a common condition in childhood and has a significant impact on health, learning, academic performance, and quality of life. The purpose of this article is to review the epidemiology, etiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

Judith Owens is Director of Sleep Medicine at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Miriam Weiss is a CPNP at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins