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Sleep disturbances in neurobehaviorally challenged children with sickle cell disease: A pilot study

Principal Investigator:

This study aims to evaluate sleep in a sample of children, adolescents, and young adults with SCD referred for neurobehavioral evaluation for academic and cognitive difficulties. We will further test the association of sleep disturbance and sleep-disordered breathing with neurobehavioral test scores. We propose to evaluate sleep in 25 children aged 5-18 years who have undergone comprehensive neurodevelopmental or neuropsychological assessment for identified neurobehavioral impairment within the past 5 years. We will collect parent- and child-report of sleep hygiene, sleep habits and sleep disordered breathing using validated questionnaires and one week of actigraphy to objectively measure sleep patterns (total sleep time and sleep fragmentation).

Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., Named President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute

We’re thrilled to welcome Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., to the Kennedy Krieger family as our next President and CEO.
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