• 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.
Schmidt-Nowara WW. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for Long-term Treatment of Sleep Apnea. Am J Dis Child. 1984;138(1):82-84. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1984.02140390070021