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Children with Down syndrome may need more screening for sleep-disordered breathing

Key clinical point: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) can be persistent and recurrent in children with Down syndrome, and long-term monitoring is warranted.

Major finding: SDB persistence/recurrence did not vary by age (odds ratio per year = 1.15; 95% confidence interval, 0.96-1.41; P = .13).

Study details: Retrospective cohort analysis of 120 children with Down syndrome tested via sleep study at least once for SDB (48% male, median age 6.6 years).

Disclosures: No study funding or author disclosures were reported.


Nehme J et al. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2019 Jun 6. doi: 10.1002/ppul.24380.