Study examines outcomes of adenotonsillectomy in children with sleep apnea
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
A three-year, prospective, longitudinal study in the January issue of the journal Sleep examined treatment outcomes of adenotonsillectomy for children with obstructive sleep apnea. Results show that treatment led to significant improvement in the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), but typically with incomplete resolution. Furthermore, a worsening over time was observed in 68 percent of cases.