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Sleep strategies: Treating childhood OSA



In most children, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a curable disease that responds to surgical treatment with adenotonsillectomy. But recent research suggests that a higher-than-realized number of children may grow out of their OSA. In fact, a recent study in CHEST identified factors associated with spontaneous resolution of sleep apnea that can help physicians identify children who can avoid surgery. For more on childhood OSA, see the article from Chest Physician, available at

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