Sleep disordered breathing in childhood


Gökdemir Y. , Ersu R.

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY REVIEW, vol.25, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 25
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1183/16000617.0081-2015
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY REVIEW

Abstract

Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in childhood is linked with significant end-organ dysfunction across various systems, particularly with cardiovascular, neurocognitive and metabolic consequences. If we understand the pathophysiology of SDB, diagnose it promptly and treat appropriately, we may be able to prevent morbidity associated with SDB and also save health resources around the world. In this article, we highlight articles on this topic published in medical journals in the past year.