Clinical practice guideline : diagnosis and management of childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Source:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publisher:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date:
31 August 2012

Abstract

Marcus CL, Brooks LJ, Draper KA et el. (2012) Clinical practice guideline: diagnosis and management of childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Pediatrics 130: 576 -584

This revised clinical practice guideline, intended for use by primary care clinicians, provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in children and adolescents. It focuses on uncomplicated childhood OSAS, i.e. OSAS associated with adenotonsillar hypertrophy and/or obesity in an otherwise healthy child who is being treated in the primary care setting.