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postgraduate thesis: Obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome: a systematic review

TitleObstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome: a systematic review
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Lam, Y. [林宥冕]. (2012). Obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome : a systematic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4842378
AbstractWhile obstructive sleep apnea among children with Down syndrome is very common, the pre-existing risk factors and its impact to neurodevelopment are not well known. The aims and objectives of this systematic review are to determine the prevalence of OSA among DS children and to identify the associated risk factors. 6 articles that met the inclusion criteria were retrieved after using PubMed and Google Scholar in literature searching. The prevalence of OSA has great variation among different countries but are relatively high, ranging from 57% to 79%. OSA was significant associated with obesity, age and tonsil size. It is also known to associate with behavioral problem in DS children and delay their neurodevelopment. Therefore, early treatment followed by appropriate modification in lifestyle and diet is crucial in managing OSA.
DegreeMaster of Public Health
SubjectSleep apnea syndromes in children.
Down syndrome - Patients.
Dept/ProgramPublic Health
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179907
HKU Library Item IDb4842378

 

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dc.contributor.authorLam, Yau-min.-
dc.contributor.author林宥冕.-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationLam, Y. [林宥冕]. (2012). Obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome : a systematic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4842378-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179907-
dc.description.abstractWhile obstructive sleep apnea among children with Down syndrome is very common, the pre-existing risk factors and its impact to neurodevelopment are not well known. The aims and objectives of this systematic review are to determine the prevalence of OSA among DS children and to identify the associated risk factors. 6 articles that met the inclusion criteria were retrieved after using PubMed and Google Scholar in literature searching. The prevalence of OSA has great variation among different countries but are relatively high, ranging from 57% to 79%. OSA was significant associated with obesity, age and tonsil size. It is also known to associate with behavioral problem in DS children and delay their neurodevelopment. Therefore, early treatment followed by appropriate modification in lifestyle and diet is crucial in managing OSA.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48423786-
dc.subject.lcshSleep apnea syndromes in children.-
dc.subject.lcshDown syndrome - Patients.-
dc.titleObstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome: a systematic review-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4842378-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Public Health-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePublic Health-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4842378-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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