[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.157.19.94. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Medical News and Perspectives
June 27, 2007

Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Spur Behavioral, Learning Problems in Children

JAMA. 2007;297(24):2681-2683. doi:10.1001/jama.297.24.2681

Ten years ago, many of the preschool and elementary school-aged children referred to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's pediatric sleep and breathing disorders center, in Baltimore, already had pulmonary hypertension and cardiac problems when they arrived.

Today, however, thanks in part to efforts by the National Institutes of Health, sleep specialists, and others to boost recognition of sleep disorders in individuals of all ages, the center now generally sees children with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) before such severe problems arise, said Ann Halbower, MD, medical director of the school's pediatric sleep disorders program.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×