Obstructive sleep apnoea in children

Date Published: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Duration: 
20:20

Alex Bartle talks about obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in children. Alex is a GP with a masters in sleep medicine who has established New Zealand’s largest sleep clinic. Alex is a member of the Asia Pacific paediatric sleep alliance and a co-author of the NZ guidelines for sleep disordered breathing.

 

  

Topics:

  • Definition of OSA in children.
  • How many children are effected?
  • What are the causes of sleep apnoea?
  • Differences between adults and children with respect to OSA.
  • What questions should we be asking the parents?
  • What do we need to look for?
  • Child growth and serial growth charts.
  • Red flags – behaviour.
  • How do we make the diagnosis?
  • Sleep studies and referral.
  • Other options.

 

Take home messages

  • Be aware that sleep apnoea can occur in children.

  

Resources

 

Presenter

Alex Bartle
General Practitioner

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