J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 18, Number 3, 2015OSAHS of the child
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|Published online||03 December 2018|
Continuous positive airway pressure in childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
Pediatric pneumologist, Pediatric Pneumology Dept, Rare Childhood Respiratory Diseases Reference Center, Armand Trousseau Hospital, Paris, France
Address for correspondence: Guillaume Aubertin 26 Avenue du Docteur Arnold-Netter 75012 Paris, France firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 25 February 2015
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is probably the most frequent indication for continuous positive airway pressure in children. In some cases, non-invasive two-level ventilation is necessary. Many interfaces are commercially available for children, allowing personalized treatment: nasal or facial masks, or nasal prongs. There are no validated criteria, in terms of age or the disease, for initiating CPAP therapy in children. Close surveillance of facial growth is indispensable.
Key words: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome / children / treatment / CPAP
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