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Epidemiologic Aspects of Pediatric OSA Around the World

  • Athanasios KaditisEmail author
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Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Abstract

Description of the obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) epidemiology is a difficult task, because its prevalence will change according to the variation in the frequencies of the individual disease entities that may cause OSA across different populations (e.g., adenotonsillar hypertrophy, obesity, craniofacial anomalies, abnormal neuromotor tone). Hence, the main goal in this chapter is to summarize the prevalence of upper airway dysfunction in pediatric populations around the world, resulting mainly from adenotonsillar hypertrophy and/or obesity. To achieve this goal, a priority has been given to the presentation of studies that have recruited large population samples.

Keywords

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity Airway Dysfunction Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sleep Disorders Laboratory, Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, First Department of PediatricsUniversity of Athens School of Medicine and Aghia Sophia Children’s HospitalAthensGreece

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