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ERIC Number: EJ674737
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7912
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders in Adults with Down Syndrome.
Resta, Onofrio; Barbaro, Maria Pia Foschino; Giliberti, Tiziana; Caratozzolo, Gennaro; Cagnazzo, Maria Grazia; Scarpelli, Franco; Nocerino, Maria Cristina
Down Syndrome Research and Practice, v8 n3 p115-19 Aug 2003
This study evaluated sleep-related breathing disorders in six adults with Down syndrome. Five were found to have respiratory events justifying the diagnosis of sleep apnea syndrome. Results suggest that the nocturnal respiratory pattern of adults with Down syndrome depends on several pathogenetic factors such as age, severity of upper airway abnormalities, body mass index, other pathological conditions, and age-related brainstem dysfunction. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Down Syndrome, Sleep
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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