The healthcare burden of administering sleep studies is substantial, although the annual cost is declining.
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The presence of nasal problems does not predict the need for an oronasal mask
Can a more comprehensive treatment plan be based on a growth curve of the pyriform aperture for patients with congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis (CNPAS)? Bottom Line The growth curve of the pyriform aperture in children with CNPAS can aid in treatment planning and predict clinical outcome, but the severity of clinical symptoms rather than […]
The clinical prediction model created for this study was found to be useful in identifying pediatric patients at high-risk for OSA among those with sleep disturbances
While guidelines help to determine when to order a sleep study, clinical judgment is vital
Patients who underwent UPPP±T without DISE did not show a statistically significant difference in outcomes compared to the patients who underwent DISE with other procedures, including TORS
New Current Procedural Terminology codes, including codes for reporting pediatric sleep studies and intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring, are now available.
The most significant danger to children now is obesity, and of the many related comorbidities that affect obese children, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) will impact a child’s life more than anything else, according to Carole Marcus, MD, an invited lecturer here last month at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.Dr. Marcus is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the sleep center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
For patients undergoing surgery, identification of known or suspected obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is critical to avoid or minimize surgical complications that are increased in these patients, experts said here last month at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.
Among the issues highlighted here last month at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, was the effect of inadequate sleep on both the health of the individual and on society at large. Two studies presented at the meeting, for example, looked at the effects of inadequate sleep on health care providers and the risks posed to their health and the health of their patients. Another study put into context just how underreported inadequate sleep and sleep disorders are and elaborated on the challenge this poses to otolaryngologists and others who are on the frontlines managing these disorders.