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.
Table of Contents
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.
MARK A. RICHARDSON is Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland. He received the B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and the M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Dr. Richardson completed a residency in otolaryngology at the Medical University Hospital, Charleston, and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. NORMAN R. FRIEDMAN is Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver. He received the B.A. degree from the Plan II honors program at the University of Texas, Austin, and the M.D. degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas. He completed residencies in otolaryngology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas; and pediatric otolaryngology fellowships at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee; and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London, United Kingdom. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and director of the pulmonary sleep laboratory at The Children’s Hospital–Denver.