Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

Reach Us +1 850 754 6199
All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

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

Track Your Manuscript

Share This Page

Media Partners

Associations