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Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children

A Comprehensive Clinical Guide to Evaluation and Treatment

  • Leila Kheirandish-Gozal
  • David Gozal

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Normal Upper Airway

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Seung Hoon Lee
      Pages 3-12
    3. Neriel Katz, Tamar Etzioni, Giora Pillar
      Pages 13-24
    4. Jinkwan Kim, David Gozal
      Pages 25-36
    5. Fuad M. Baroody
      Pages 37-55
  3. Sleep During Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Edgar Garcia-Rill
      Pages 59-71
    3. Raffaele Ferri, Luana Novelli, Oliviero Bruni
      Pages 73-84
    4. Anna Vlahandonis, Lisa M. Walter, Stephanie R. Yiallourou, Rosemary S. C. Horne
      Pages 85-103
    5. John L. Carroll, Supriya K. Jambhekar, David F. Donnelly
      Pages 133-151
  4. Diagnostic Assessment of Sleep and Breathing in Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Hari P. R. Bandla
      Pages 163-176
    3. Hawley E. Montgomery-Downs, Lisa J. Meltzer
      Pages 177-185
    4. Luigi Ferini-Strambi
      Pages 187-193
    5. Jyoti Krishna
      Pages 195-211

About this book


Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide to Evaluation and Treatment is a comprehensive, timely and up-to-date review of pediatric  sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and offers a thorough focus on several key areas: namely, the normal development and maturation of the airway and breathing during sleep, the techniques that are in place for assessment of SDB in children, the clinical manifestations and characteristics of several pediatric populations at risk for SDB, the implications of SDB in various end-organ systems, and, finally, a critical review of the evidence on current therapeutic approaches.  This unique and complete text is of welcome interest to all practicing physicians and healthcare professionals who evaluate children with sleep problems -- namely pulmonologists, pediatricians, sleep physicians, pediatric neurologists, pediatric otolaryngologists, and family practitioners, as well as clinical researchers, pediatric nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists.  Written by a distinguished and international panel of authors who are renowned experts in their field and who offer an expanded view of the problems associated with SDB, Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide to Evaluation and Treatment is an indispensible resource for all physicians who evaluate children for sleep-disordered breathing.


Actigraphy Adenotonsillectomy Apnea of prematurity Asthma and obstructive sleep apnea Autonomic and cardiovascular regulation Breathing, chemoreceptors and sleep Central hypoventilation Children with neuromuscular disorders Craniofacial syndromes and sleep Down syndrome and sleep EEG and sleep Genomics and sleep Lymphadenoid tissues Metabolic and hormonal regulation during sleep Nasal airway Obesity and sleep Proteinomics and sleep Sickle cell disease and sleep Sleep disordered breathing Sleep disorders Upper airway Upper airway control

Editors and affiliations

  • Leila Kheirandish-Gozal
    • 1
  • David Gozal
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Sleep Medicine, Pritzker School of MedicineDepartment of PediatricsChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Pritzker School of Medicine, Comer Children's HospitalDepartment of PediatricsChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

“The book is divided into six parts reviewing, in detail, several highly relevant aspects of SDB … . Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide to Evaluation and Treatment is a reference book recommended to any clinician working in the field of paediatric SDB.” (F. Gagnadoux, European Respiratory Review, Vol. 22 (129), September, 2013)

“An important book for pediatricians and pediatric pulmonologists.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 10 (2), January, 2013)