Courses

Sleep disordered breathing in children

This course provided an overview of polysomnography, the limitations and strengths of these tests and their interpretation for the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in children.

Participants learnt about the indications for polysomnography and how to optimise the diagnostic approach for children with suspected OSAS so that they can be treated in a timely manner to prevent short and long-term adverse health effects.

Target audience
  • Pediatric respirologists
  • Trainees in pediatric respirology
  • Pediatricians with interest in pediatric respirology and sleep
  • ENT surgeons

Topics

  • Upper airway physiology and control of breathing
  • Clinical features of OSAS
  • Diagnostic methods for OSAS
  • Treatment approach to OSAS
  • Central sleep apnea and hypoventilation in children

Physiology of the upper airway and control of breathing: What goes wrong in OSAS and CSA?
K. Van Hoorenbeeck (Edegem, Belgium)
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Morbidity of obstructive sleep apnea
S. Verhulst (Antwerpen, Belgium)
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Approach to diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, overview of diagnostic methods
A. Kaditis (Athens, Greece)
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Evaluation of upper airway: DISE and imaging
A. Boudewyns (Edege, Belgium)
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Polysomnography – respiratory
R. Hamutcu Ersu (Ottawa, Canada), A. Boudewyns (Edegem, Belgium)
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Screening tools – Polygraphy and oximetry
K. Van Hoorenbeeck (Edegem, Belgium), F. Abel (London, United Kingdom)
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Approach to treatment of OSAS – Surgical
A. Boudewyns (Edege, Belgium)
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Approach to treatment of OSAS – Non-surgical
F. Abel (London, United Kingdom)
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Sleep disordered breathing in obesity
S. Verhulst (Antwerpen, Belgium)
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Sleep Disordered Breathing in Down syndrome
A. Kaditis (Athens, Greece)
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Sleep Disordered Breathing in syndromic conditions
M. Villa (Roma, Italy)
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Sleep and hypoventilation
B. Fauroux (Paris, France)
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Central sleep apnea: Diagnostic approach and underlying causes
H. Tan (London, United Kingdom), S. Verhulst (Antwerpen, Belgium)
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Treatment approach to central sleep apnea
F. Abel (London, United Kingdom)
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Management of complex cases
A. Kaditis (Athens, Greece), A. Boudewyns (Edege, Belgium)
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Clinical cases: NIV infants
S. Verhulst (Antwerpen, Belgium), B. Fauroux (Paris, France)
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Clinical cases: NIV in children and adolescents
S. Verhulst (Antwerpen, Belgium), B. Fauroux (Paris, France)
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