Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children was first described by our group in 1976, on a cohort of 8 patients. The parameters for screening children with sleep disordered breathing have evolved as the field of sleep medicine has advanced.
Identify the differences between adult and pediatric sleep disordered breathing.
Identify the systemic effects of abnormal breathing.
Comprehend hypoxic versus non-hypoxic events during sleep.