Medical treatment (excluding CPAP and orthodontics) of Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS)
Pediatric pneumologist, Respiratory and Sleep Functional Exploration Unit, Armand Trousseau Hospital, Paris, France
2 Pediatric pneumologist, Pediatric Pneumology Dept, Rare Childhood Respiratory Diseases Reference Center, Armand Trousseau Hospital, Paris, France
3 MCU-PH, DCD, SQODF, UFR d’Odontologie, Paris-Diderot University, Functional Orthodontics- Odontology Unit, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France ; Postgraduate certificate in Odonto- Stomatologic Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Corresponding author: Nicole Beydon, 26 Avenue du Docteur Arnold-Netter 75012 Paris, France. firstname.lastname@example.org
Aside surgical and orthodontic treatment and nocturnal ventilation, there are two types of treatment adapted for childhood obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS): pharmacological treatment is reserved to non-severe OSAHS with no upper airway obstruction, because of limited efficacy; oro-myofacial rehabilitation is always associated to other therapeutic interventions.
Key words: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome / children / treatment
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