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Clinical Controversies in Otolaryngology
February 2016

The Role of Sleep Studies in Children Who Snore

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016;142(2):179-181. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1

Hypothesis  Sleep studies (ie, polysomnography) should be used in children who snore and exhibit symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) to determine the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).