Otolaryngologic findings in prepubertal obese children with sleep-disordered breathing

Otolaryngologic findings in prepubertal obese children with sleep-disordered breathing

Author Sousa Caixeta, Juliana Alves de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Saramago, Alex Martins Google Scholar
Moreira, Gustavo Antonio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Fujita, Reginaldo Raimundo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective: To evaluate otolaryngologic findings in obese prepubertal children with sleep-disordered breathing.Methods: We prospectively evaluated 29 obese children referred by pediatric endocrinologist, complaining of snoring and without a history of nasal surgery or removal of the palatine tonsils and/or adenoids. Patients underwent ear, nose and throat (ENT) examination, endoscopy, measurements of weight, height, calculation of body mass index (BMI), assessment of BMI z-score and polysomnography, from which were divided into two groups: those with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (nine children) and those with primary snoring (20 children). Then we proceeded to the statistical analysis of the data collected.Results: the groups did not differ in age, gender, weight, height, BMI and BMI z-score. Among the findings of the ENT examination, the adenoid size was the only one that differed between the groups (p = 0.01).Conclusion: the evaluation of the adenoid size is an important in obese children with symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing and is related to the presence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Keywords Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
Adenoid hypertrophy
Language English
Date 2013-10-01
Published in International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Clare: Elsevier B.V., v. 77, n. 10, p. 1738-1741, 2013.
ISSN 0165-5876 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 1738-1741
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.08.005
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000325448700022
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/36819

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