Diagnostic issues in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea

Hiren Muzumdar, Raanan Arens

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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in children includes a spectrum of respiratory disorders with significant morbidities. Diagnosis of OSASis based on clinical suspicion, history, and physical findings, and confirmation is made by polysomnography. There has beensignificant progress in recent years in technologies available for diagnosis of OSAS since the consensus statement of the American Thoracic Society in 1996. The current review describes methodologies that are available today for assessment and diagnosis of OSAS in children and summarizes the most recent recommendations of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Task Force regarding scoring sleep-related respiratory events in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-273
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the American Thoracic Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2008


  • Diagnosis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
  • Pediatrics
  • Polysomnography
  • Snoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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