Pathophysiology of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Putting It All Together

  • Eliot S. KatzEmail author
Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)


This chapter aims to amalgamate the various intermediate phenotypes involved in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to explain the clinical expression of the disease: habitual snoring, obstructive hypoventilation, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), and OSA. Understanding the individual determinants of the pathophysiology of the pediatric OSA may lead to a more personalized approach to therapy and improved outcomes in the future.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patient Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Respiratory Effort NREM Sleep 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pulmonary DepartmentChildren’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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