Sleep respiratory problems in children: Diagnosis and contribution of the orthodontist
Publication date: September 2017
Source:International Orthodontics, Volume 15, Issue 3
Author(s): Mathilde Galievsky, Astrid Lambert
Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAS) is still not widely diagnosed in children as its clinical signs are extremely variable. The diagnosis is based on recognition of the nocturnal and diurnal clinical symptoms of the syndrome, but above all on analysis of a sleep recording revealing abnormal respiratory phenomena. This recording makes it possible to determine an Apnea/Hypopnea Index (AHI) for each hour of sleep. The abnormality threshold is 1.5AHI/h...