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Obstructive sleep apnoea in most kids with PH

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Prof. Daniel Ignatiuk, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, OH, USA
ATS 2022
New data from paediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) found that a majority is affected by obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), prompting investigators to suggest routine screening for OSA in this population. Prof. Daniel Ignatiuk (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, OH, USA) presented the retrospective study analysing OSA risk factors documented in a 10-year cohort of paediatric patients with PH at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, between January 2010 and August 2020 [1]. A total of 403 patients aged 0-21 years were identified who underwent diagnostic polysomnogram (PSG), including 89 patients with a documented diagnosis of PH (median age 3.6 years, range 9 days to 17.6 years). These 89 patients were sub-classified based on their PH group: group 1 (n=25, 28.1%), group 3 (n=31, 34.8%), and group 1/3 for patients meeting both group 1 and 3 criteria (n=33, 37.1%). There were only 2 patients in group 2, which were excluded from the analysis due to the ...

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