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Tuesday Miniseminar to Address Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing Evaluation, Management

It affects nearly 10 percent of all children and is the most common reason children undergo tonsillectomy.

“Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing: Evidence-based Approach to Evaluation and Management,” will give attendees tips on evidence-based evaluation and management of the condition. The session will take place from 9:30 am to 10:20 am Tuesday in Valencia Ballroom A.

“The goal of the Miniseminar is to review available current national guidelines, discuss outcomes in routine cases in comparison to cases with comorbidities, such as syndromes and obesity,” said Samantha Anne, MD, MS, assistant professor of surgery and pediatric otolaryngology at the Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute, who will moderate the session. “The session is also meant to review the cases when tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy fail to cure sleep disordered breathing. There are options for failures to cure and they will be reviewed. The panelists are nationally renowned experts on pediatric sleep disorders.”

Panelists include Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH; Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH; Nira A. Goldstein, MD; and Norman R. Friedman, MD.

“This is one of the most common reasons that parents bring children in to consult with an otolaryngologist,” she said. “There are guidelines that have been published that could help guide the evaluation and management of these children with sleep disordered breathing. We want the audience to walk away with awareness of the newest guidelines, including when to get a sleep study, when surgery is indicated, and when to admit children for observation. Also, there will be a review of recent literature on preoperative evaluation. We hope to update our audience on some of the most recent literature available on pediatric sleep disordered breathing.”