Respiratory control disorders in infancy and childhood

Curr Opin Pediatr. 1996 Jun;8(3):216-20. doi: 10.1097/00008480-199606000-00004.


Current contributions to the literature on disorders of respiratory control in infancy and childhood are reviewed. These encompass studies of cardiorespiratory control in preterm and term infants, apparent life-threatening events in infants, and obstructive sleep apnea including etiology, diagnosis, and alternatives to surgical management. In addition, alveolar hypoventilation is discussed in children with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, myelomeningocele, and Prader-Willi syndrome.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Respiration Disorders* / etiology
  • Respiration Disorders* / physiopathology
  • Respiration Disorders* / therapy
  • Respiratory Physiological Phenomena
  • Respiratory System / growth & development
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / etiology
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / therapy