Most unanticipated admissions following ambulatory surgery in children are related to anesthesia, with otolaryngology procedures and obstructive sleep apnea among the most significant predictive factors for admission.
Practice Focus » Sleep Medicine
A study showed that tonsil size did not correlate with baseline OSA severity, even when adenoid hypertrophy was accounted for in the analysis
OSAS is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, as well as increased risk of poor sleep and low QOL
MADs reduce AHI, increase oxygen saturation, and improve the main symptoms of mild to moderate OSAHS
Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and comorbid obstructive sleep apnea see substantial improvements in quality of life following sinus surgery
An evaluation of a child with sleep-disordered breathing requires a careful assessment of symptoms as well as tonsil size