Journal article

Long-Term Improvements in Sleep and Respiratory Parameters in Preschool Children Following Treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing

Lisa M Walter, Sarah N Biggs, Lauren C Nisbet, Aidan J Weichard, Samantha L Hollis, Margot J Davey, Vicki Anderson, Gillian M Nixon, Rosemary SC Horne

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine | AMER ACAD SLEEP MEDICINE | Published : 2015


STUDY OBJECTIVE: Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in preschool-aged children is common, but long-term outcomes have not been investigated. We aimed to compare sleep and respiratory parameters in preschool children to examine the effects of treatment or non-treatment after 3 years. METHODS: Children (3-5 years) diagnosed with SDB (n = 45) and non-snoring controls (n = 30) returned for repeat overnight polysomnography (39% of original cohort), 3 years following baseline polysomnography. Children with SDB were grouped according to whether they had received treatment or not. SDB resolution was defined as an obstructive apnea hypopnea index (OAHI) ≤ 1 event/h, no snoring detected on polysomnograp..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

This was not an industry supported study. This study was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia project grant (APP1008919) and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The authors have indicated no financial conflicts of interest.