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Original Article

Sleep respiratory disorders in childhood: snoring and sleep apnea

2012, Volumen 42, Número 3
Francisco Javier Segarra Isern, Eduardo Estivill Sancho
Clínica del Son Estivill (USP Institut Universitari Dexeus y Capio Hospital General de Catalunya). Barcelona

Snoring and the sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome of the childhood (SAHS) are prevalent on recent description entities and that they are source of concern and study in the medical and scientific field important medical implications, neurocognitive behavioral and mood disorders that can result in the child. Both as a nocturnal apnea snoring would be part of a broader continuum to which we’ll call sleep respiratory disorders (SRD) in children and that would include also other physiological events (hypoxia, hypercapnia, hypoventilation, upper airway resistance) that should be diagnosed and treated early in order to avoid the clinical consequences posed by the syndrome for the normal development of the child.  (Rev Esp Ortod. 2012;42(3):129-131)

Key words:
Apnea. Snoring. Hypopnea. Sleep respiratory disorder. Sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome.
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