Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea in High-Risk Populations: Clinical Implications.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Certain common medical conditions are associated with a higher risk of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A lower threshold for screening is therefore indicated for such patient cohorts. In this article, we briefly discuss the high prevalence of OSA in children born prematurely, and in those with Down syndrome, craniofacial disorders, and neuromuscular disorders. Primary care providers should have an increased index of suspicion for OSA in these children, considering the neurocognitive disability that occurs in these high-risk groups when OSA is left untreated. [Pediatr Ann. 2017;46(9):e336-e339.].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • ElMallah, M; Bailey, E; Trivedi, M; Kremer, T; Rhein, LM

Published Date

  • September 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 9

Start / End Page

  • e336 - e339

PubMed ID

  • 28892549

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6340293

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2359

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/19382359-20170815-01


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States