Obstructive Sleep Apnoe


Occult neuromuscular disorders .1. Down syndrome b. craniofacial abnormalities d. Idiophatic adenotonsillar hyperplasia c. What is the most common cause of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea? a.

The unusual treatment for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea is a. Uvulopalatoplasty b. adenotonsillectomy .2. tracheotomy d. Nasal continuous positive airway pressure c.

Every child suspected of having sleep apnea should undergo polysomnography before surgical treatment d.3. Children are generally intolerant of polysomnography . Polysomnography should be reserved for those children with an unclear history and examination or for children with syndromes that place them at risk for not responding to standard surgical treatment b. Polysomnography is not useful in children c. Which statement is most correct a.

Reduced level of production of growth hormone during sleep b.4. Decreased production of adenocorticotropic hormone . All of the following are potential reasons for growth delay or poor weight gain in children with obstructive sleep apnoe except a. difficulty smelling and testing food d. Excessive caloric expenditure assosiated with nocturnal movement and airway obstruction c.

adenotonsillectomy may be safely performed on most children with obstructive sleep apnoe as an outpatient procedure b. Allergy-induced swelling of the adenoid tissue . Which of the following is most correct? a.5. If standard discharge criteria are met several hours after the procedure. Children with obstructive sleep apnoe should always be hospitalized after surgery with sleep apnoe c. Only those children with sleep apnoe and undergoing tonsillectomy should be routinely admitted d.

Infection with certain lymphotrophic viruses (eg mononucleosis.6. The most common reason for reappearance of posterior nasal obstruction due to adenoid tissue. Allergy-induced swelling of the adenoid tissue . Incomplete removal of adenoid tissue during the first procedure c. cytomegalovirus) b. after an adenoidectomy is a. relative stenosis of the posterior choanal stenosis d.

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