Obstructive sleep apnea in adults with Down syndrome.

TitleObstructive sleep apnea in adults with Down syndrome.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsTrois MS, Capone GT, Lutz JA, Melendres MC, Schwartz AR, Collop NA, Marcus CL
JournalJournal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Volume5
Issue4
Pagination317-23
Date Published2009 Aug 15
Abstract

A high proportion of children with Down syndrome (DS) have the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Although adults with DS have many predisposing factors for OSAS, this population has not been well studied. We hypothesized that OSAS is common in adults with DS, and that the severity of OSAS is worse in DS adults who are more obese.

DOI10.1177/0883073809350221
Alternate JournalJ Clin Sleep Med