Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;60(4):827-40. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2013.04.009.


Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common health problem diagnosed and managed by various medical specialists, including family practice physicians, pediatricians, pulmonologists, and general and pediatric otolaryngologists. If left untreated, the sequelae can be severe. Over the last decade, significant advancements have been made in the evidence-based management of pediatric OSAS. This article focuses on the current understanding of this disease, its management, and related clinical practice guidelines.

Keywords: Clinical practice guidelines; Management; OSAS; Obstructive sleep apnea; Pediatric.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Team
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / diagnosis*
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / therapy*