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Research Article, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 4 Issue: 3

Development of Modified Questionnaire for Screening Purposes for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pediatric Population

Nikolova M1, Raynov A2, Rankov Kr1 and Vicheva D3*
1Department of Physiology, National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital”Lozenetz”, Sofia,Bulgaria
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical University, Plodiv, Bulgaria
Corresponding author : Dilyana Vicheva
Bulgaria 4000, Plovdiv, 81A, Ilarion Makariopolski” str, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 888223675
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: February 02, 2015 Accepted: April 28, 2015 Published: May 07, 2015
Citation: Nikolova M, Raynov A, Rankov K, Vicheva D (2015) Development of Modified Questionnaire for Screening Purposes for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pediatric Population. J Otol Rhinol 4:3. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000230

Abstract

Development of Modified Questionnaire for Screening Purposes for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pediatric Population

Objective: To assess the relationship between the clinical complaints in pediatric population, suspected with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the gravity of polysomnographic criteria, a modified protocol for screening purposes has been developed.

Material and Methods: For a period of one year, during regular otorhinolaryngologic exam, five pediatric patients, aged between 4, 5 and 9 years with potential obstructive sleep disordered breathing have been identified. Subsequently, their parents fill out the modified questionnaire to evaluate the necessity of further polysomnographic examination.

Results: All five patients underwent split-night polysomnography and have been diagnosed with OSA, one with REM-dependent OSA.

Conclusion: Based on our clinical experience, we believe that the developed protocol for screening purposes is a valuable and effective tool for early detection of pediatric OSA, while the exact diagnosis requires an overnight polysomnography as a golden standard.

Keywords: Pediatric OSA; Questionnaire; Screening

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