This presentation will serve as an introduction to clinical aspects of sleep related breathing disorders (SRBDs) in children. These include definitions of these disorders, epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors and presenting symptoms. The diagnostic evaluation portion will discuss screening for SRBDs and the role of diagnostic tools, including polysomnography. Current available treatment options, including medical and surgical treatments, will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on the developmental context
regarding the outcomes of SRBDs in the pediatric population.
1) Describe the clinical presentation and sequelae of sleep-related breathing disorders in children
2) Identify the role of PSG in diagnosing childhood SRBD
3) List emerging treatment modalities for OSA in children