Affecting 20 to 30 % of children under the age of five, sleep disorders can seriously affect a child's health. This authoritative guide illustrates the consequences of sleep disordered breathing and offers a state-of-the-art overview of methods to identify, diagnose, and treat sleep disorders in children. Covering the latest research related to the medical and surgical management of disease, high-risk groups, psychosocial effects, and the examination of sleep study results, this source helps practitioners understand normal sleep patterns, recognize common sleep conditions, and implement appropriate care protocols for optimum patient health.
Overiew. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children. Non-Obstructive Sleep Patterns. Behavioral Sleep Patterns. Exam of Children with SDB. Diagnostic Testing for SDB and Interpretation of PSG. High Risk Popluations. Adeno-Tonsillectomy. Advanced Surgical Techniques. Nonsurgical Management. Psychiatric Aspects of SDB. Other Morbidity of SDB. Evidence-Based Approach to Therapy. Anesthetic Concerns for SDB. Cardiovascular Consequences. Central Hypoventilation Disorder. ALTE and SIDS. Adolescent Sleep Disorders. RLS. Narcolepsy.