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Observation, T&A Common Interventions for Obstructive Sleep Events in Infants
What types of nonsurgical and surgical interventions are commonly used for obstructive sleep events in infants?
Background: Previous studies suggest that infants are particularly vulnerable to obstructive sleep events and may have an increased predilection for more severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Both nonsurgical and surgical interventions are used to treat pediatric OSA. Although polysomnography (PSG) is the standard for OSA diagnosis, there is still debate regarding diagnostic criteria and severity grading in infants.
Study design: Retrospective medical record review of patients aged three to 24 months at the time of diagnosis of OSA by PSG.