Journal article

Elevated Blood Pressure During Sleep and Wake in Children With Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Rosemary SC Horne, Joel SC Yang, Lisa M Walter, Heidi L Richardson, Denise M O'Driscoll, Alison M Foster, Shi Wong, Michelle L Ng, Farhat Bashir, Ruth Patterson, Gillian M Nixon, Damien Jolley, Adrian M Walker, Vicki Anderson, John Trinder, Margot J Davey

Pediatrics | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2011


OBJECTIVE: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in adults has been associated with elevated blood pressure (BP); however, the effects of severity of SDB on BP in children are uncertain. We addressed this issue by measuring BP noninvasively and continuously during sleep in children with a range of severities of SDB and in a group of nonsnoring control children. METHODS: A total of 105 children referred for assessment of SDB and 36 nonsnoring controls were studied. Routine polysomnography (PSG) was performed with continuous BP monitoring. Children were assigned to groups according to obstructive apnea/hypopnea index (OAHI). BP data were categorized as quiet awake (recorded before sleep onset), non..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this project was awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (project grant 384142). Drs Horne, Anderson, Trinder, Walker, and Davey were chief investigators on the funding application for the project.