Outcomes from the Tucson Children's Assessment of Sleep Apnea Study

Rohit Budhiraja, Stuart F. Quan

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    Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is increasingly recognized as an important clinical problem in children; however, the clinical, anatomic, and physiologic correlates of SDB have not been studied extensively in a general population sample using polysomnography to document the presence of SDB. The Tucson Children's Assessment of Sleep Apnea Study is a longitudinal cohort study of 503 Caucasian and Hispanic children aged 6 to 12 years old who underwent polysomnography and neurocognitive testing at the time of recruitment. Subsets of the cohort had additional MR imaging and pulmonary physiologic testing. Initial cross-sectional analyses indicate that SDB is associated with behavioral abnormalities, hypertension, learning problems, and clinical symptoms such as snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness. Future follow-up of the cohort will assess the impact of SDB on subsequent childhood development.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)9-18
    Number of pages10
    JournalSleep Medicine Clinics
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Mar 2009


    • Behavior
    • Children
    • Epidemiology
    • Hypertension
    • Learning
    • Sleep-disordered breathing
    • TuCASA
    • Ventilatory drive

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Clinical Neurology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health


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