Sleep disordered breathing in childhood

Eur Respir Rev. 2016 Mar;25(139):48-53. doi: 10.1183/16000617.0081-2015.


Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in childhood is linked with significant end-organ dysfunction across various systems, particularly with cardiovascular, neurocognitive and metabolic consequences. If we understand the pathophysiology of SDB, diagnose it promptly and treat appropriately, we may be able to prevent morbidity associated with SDB and also save health resources around the world. In this article, we highlight articles on this topic published in medical journals in the past year.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age of Onset
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Lung / physiopathology*
  • Polysomnography
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Respiration*
  • Risk Factors
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / diagnosis
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / etiology
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / physiopathology*