January 1984

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for Long-term Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Author Affiliations

From the Sleep Laboratory, University of New Mexico Hospital, and the Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque.

Am J Dis Child. 1984;138(1):82-84. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1984.02140390070021

• Severe obstructive sleep apnea in a child with cleft palate and micrognathia developed after soft-palate repair. Continuous positive airway pressure applied to the nose during sleep corrected the abnormalities of sleep and breathing. Long-term treatment produced a remission of all symptoms. Proper technique was important. Continuous positive airway pressure was effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea in this child, and long-term treatment was implemented in the home.

(AJDC 1984;138:82-84)