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Cardiology
The improvement of right ventricular function after adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea
Dong Yeop Kim, Kyung Ok Ko, Jae Woo Lim, Jung Min Yoon, Young Hwa Song, Eun Jeong Cheon
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2018;61(12):392-396.   Published online October 26, 2018

Purpose: Adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) that causes upper airway obstruction might lead to chronic hypoxemic pulmonary vasoconstriction and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. We aimed to evaluate whether adenotonsillectomy (T&A) in children suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) due to severe ATH could improve RV function. Methods: Thirty-seven children (boy:girl=21:16; mean age, 9.52±2.20 years), who underwent T&A forsleep apnea due to ATH, were...
Effect of adenotonsillar hypertrophy on right ventricle function in children
Jin Hwan Lee, Jung Min Yoon, Jae Woo Lim, Kyung Og Ko, Seong Jun Choi, Jong-Yeup Kim, Eun Jung Cheon
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2014;57(11):484-488.   Published online November 30, 2014
Purpose

Chronic upper airway obstruction causes hypoxemic pulmonary vasoconstriction, which may lead to right ventricle (RV) dysfunction. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) is the most common cause of upper airway obstruction in children. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate RV function in children with ATH.

Methods

Twenty-one children (male/female, 15/6; mean age, 92.3¡¾39.0 months; age range, 4-15 years) with ATH and 21 healthy age- and gender-matched...

Case Report
Pulmonary hypertension due to obstructive sleep apnea in a child with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome
Hyung Soon Choi, Jeong Jin Yu, Young-Hwue Kim, Jae-Kon Ko, In-Sook Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2012;55(6):212-214.   Published online June 21, 2012

Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS) is characterized by peculiar facies, mental retardation, broad thumbs, and great toes. Approximately one-third of the affected individuals have a variety of congenital heart diseases. They can also have upper airway obstruction during sleep, due to hypotonia and the anatomy of the oropharynx and airway, which make these patients susceptible to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In our...

Review Article
Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children
Young Min Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(10):872-879.   Published online October 31, 2010

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children is a frequent disease for which optimal diagnostic methods are still being defined. Treatment of OSA in children should include providing space, improving craniofacial growth, resolving all symptoms, and preventing the development of the disease in the adult years. Adenotonsillectomy (T&A) has been the treatment of choice and thought to solve young patient's OSA...

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and sequelae
Sun Jung Chang, Kyu Young Chae
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(10):863-871.   Published online October 31, 2010

The prevalence of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is approximately 3% in children. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy is the most common cause of OSAS in children, and obesity, hypotonic neuromuscular diseases, and craniofacial anomalies are other major risk factors. Snoring is the most common presenting complaint in children with OSAS, but the clinical presentation varies according to age. Agitated sleep with...

Original Article
Discrimination between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and primary snoring in children : comparison of clinical parameters and behavioral disturbance
Hyun-Joo Seo, Jae Suk Lee, Hong-Beom Shin, Eui-Joong Kim, Hyun-Joon Shim, Young-Min Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2008;51(3):267-275.   Published online March 15, 2008
Purpose : To determine whether primary snoring could be distinguished from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) by clinical evaluation and symptom scores. Methods : 56 snoring and 20 asymptomatic subjects were recruited and polysomnography was used to confirm that there were 39 OSAS, 17 primary snoring, and 20 control subjects. We evaluated the size of the childrens adenoids and tonsils....
Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome : Clinical and Polysomnographic Findings
Yang Jun Park, Dae Kyun Koh, Jin Hee Oh, Soo Jung Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2001;44(7):786-795.   Published online July 15, 2001
Purpose : Although pediatricians may see a lot of patients with clinically suspected obstructive sleep apnea syndrome(OSAS), the actual incidence, clinical and polysomnographic manifestations of OSAS in children have not well been recognized and reported cases are rare. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of polysomnography in the diagnosis of OSAS in children and to analyze...
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