Are we managing upper air way obstruction adequately in Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome?

Nayak, Dipak Ranjan and Karanth, Tulasi K (2018) Are we managing upper air way obstruction adequately in Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome? Orissa Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 12 (2). pp. 49-52. ISSN 0974-5262

[img] PDF
5854 DisplayPdf.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (4MB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Background–Adenoid hypertrophy, tonsillar enlargement and nasal pathologies are common causes of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children.Treatment of nasal pathologies are not routinely performed during the treatment of OSA.Methods - PubMed, Scopus, The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and The Cochrane Library were searched for English-language titles of randomized control trials (RCTs), meta-analyses, systematic reviews and observational studies published through 31st October 2018.Results – The role of external and internal nasal valve, nasal septum, inferior turbinates, external nasal deformity in causing OSA in children along with adenoid hypertrophy and tonsillar enlargement has been described in this review. Treatment options and recommendations have been detailed for the same.Conclusion - In children with nasal pathology, adeno-tonsillar hypertrophy and sleep disordered breathing, it is advisable to perform surgical correction of nasal pathology along with AT as a first line treatment for OSA.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 03:57
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 03:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152818

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item