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Management of Pediatric OSA Gerald D. Suh, MD ENT and Allergy Associates Board Certified in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine Medical Director-Night and Day Sleep Centers Queens Pediatric Symposium January 16, 2013
Spectrum of abnormal breathing, affects 12% of children Primary Snoring- Snoring without obstructive apnea, frequent arousals from sleep, or gas exchange abnormalities Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) − Snoring, labored breathing (increased negative intrathoracic pressure during inspiration), and disrupted sleep (arousals and sleep fragmentation) without discrete obstructive apneas or hypopneas. Obstructive Hypoventilation Syndrome- Persistent partial upper airway obstruction associated with gas exchange abnormalities, rather than discrete, cyclic apneas. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) − Recurrent partial or complete upper airway obstruction/ absence of airflow despite respiratory effort Central sleep apnea − No respiratory effort Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)
Pediatric OSA-Epidemiology Prevalence OSAS 1-4% Children Prevalence is higher among African Americans and Asian children Most studies have shown 4% to 11% prevalence of parent-reported apnea. Males=Females pre-puberty, M>F after puberty Peak incidence Preschoolers (2-8yo) (tonsils/adenoids largest in relation to airway size overall) As obesity is increasing in pediatrics the age distribution shifting 25-30% snoring children have OSAS
EVALUATION EVALUATION Medical History Developmental and School history Family History Behavioral assessment Physical Examination Growth HEENT Cardiac examination Radiologic Studies Lateral Neck Lateral Neck Laryngoscopy
CLINICAL FEATURES Nocturnal Symptoms CLINICAL FEATURES Nocturnal Symptoms Symptoms vary by age-especially in infants! Snoring-Volume does not correlate with the degree of obstruction Observed apneic pauses Snorting / gasping / choking Restless sleep Diaphoresis Paradoxical chest wall movement Abnormal sleeping position Sweating Mouth Breathing Secondary enuresis Night terrors
CLINICAL FEATURES Daytime Symptoms-Physical and Behavioral Morning headaches Difficulty awakening in AM Hyponasal Speech Nasal congestion, Chronic Rhinorhea Mouth breathing, Dry Mouth Frequent infections Difficulty swallowing Poor appetite Daytime somnolence-7-10% Mood changes Internalizing behaviors Externalizing behaviors ADHD like symptoms, School problems
Neurobehavioral Consequences Deficits in learning, memory, vocabulary IQ loss of 5 points or more Apneic events inversely related to memory and learning performance Treatment of OSA likely improves behavior, attention, quality of life, neurocognitive functioning.
A ggression P oor school performance R estless I rritable/ hyperactivity L acks attention Neurobehavioral Complications (APRIL)
ASSOCIATED FEATURES ASSOCIATED FEATURES Increase in partial arousal parasomnias Worsening GERD Increase in seizure frequency in predisposed children Other CO-Morbid Sleep problems -RLS,PLMS -Circadian Rhythm Disorders -Bedtime resistance, nightwakings
Metabolic Consequences Incidence: type 2 Diabetes 30% OSA patient vs. 18 % no OSA Increase glucose intolerance and insulin resistance
OSA Diagnosis Home Sleep Testing Home Sleep Testing Not validated below the age of 16 Not validated below the age of 16 Abbreviated (Nap) PSG Abbreviated (Nap) PSG High PPV but Low NPV. Useful if results are positive. False positive results in patients with coexistent medical problems (obesity, asthma). Polysomnogram (PSG) Polysomnogram (PSG) “Gold Standard.” Can assess severity of SDB. Includes EEG, EKG, EOG, EMG, saturation monitor, respiratory effort and airflow monitor.
American Academy of Pediatrics OSA Guidelines 2012 Evaluate for snoring at all routine healthcare maintenance visits. If children do snore or have signs or symptoms of OSAS, then a more focused evaluation is warranted. If children do snore or have signs or symptoms of OSAS, then a more focused evaluation is warranted. Children who snore regularly and have any OSAS signs and symptoms should undergo polysomnography or, alternatively, be referred to a sleep specialist or to an otolaryngologist. The gold standard is overnight, attended, in-laboratory polysomnography. The gold standard is overnight, attended, in-laboratory polysomnography. Specific pediatric criteria should be used. Specific pediatric criteria should be used. Polysomnography identifies the presence and severity of OSAS. Polysomnography identifies the presence and severity of OSAS. Specialists might be able to diagnose and determine the severity of OSAS. Specialists might be able to diagnose and determine the severity of OSAS. Only 55% of children with suspected OSA, based on clinical evaluation, actually have OSA confirmed on sleep study
AAP OSA Guidelines The first-line treatment of children with OSAS, adenotonsillar hypertrophy, and no contraindication to surgery is adenotonsillectomy. Adenoidectomy or tonsillectomy alone may be insufficient. The rate of serious complications is low. High-risk patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy should be monitored in the hospital postoperatively. Risk factors for postoperative respiratory complications are age younger than 3 years, severe OSAS by polysomnography, cardiac complications of OSAS, failure to thrive, obesity, craniofacial anomalies, neuromuscular disorders, and current respiratory tract infection.
AAP OSA Guidelines 2012 High-risk patients, including those with significantly abnormal baseline polysomnogram results, sequelae of OSAS, obesity, or symptoms of OSAS, should be reassessed for persistent OSAS after adenotonsillectomy by objective testing or by a sleep specialist. A large proportion of high-risk children have persistent OSAS postoperatively. Intranasal corticosteroids may relieve mild OSAS if adenotonsillectomy is contraindicated or if mild postoperative OSAS is present. Mild OSAS is defined as an apnea-hypopnea index of less than 5 per hour. Response should be measured objectively after approximately 6 weeks. Patients should be observed for recurrence of OSAS and adverse effects of corticosteroids.
AAO-HNS PSG Indications Advocate for PSG Differing opinions on need for surgery Differing opinions on need for surgery Discordance between physical exam and reported severity of symptoms Discordance between physical exam and reported severity of symptoms Other Recommendations Recommend overnight admission for age 10, oxygen desaturations below 80%, or both Recommend overnight admission for age 10, oxygen desaturations below 80%, or both Laboratory-based PSG should be obtained Laboratory-based PSG should be obtained
POLYSOMNOGRAPHY POLYSOMNOGRAPHY It should be performed without sedation and sleep deprivation In a child- friendly environment By personnel with training in recording and scoring pediatric PSG’s Should be interpreted by physicians with expertise in pediatric sleep medicine
Pediatric PSG Parameters Pediatric PSG Parameters Apnea: Any pause in respiration (>90% decreased airflow) lasting longer than two breaths. Versus at least 10 s in adults. Hypopnea: Reduction of airflow by >30% for two respiratory cycles accompanied by reduction of saturation by 3% or arousal from sleep. AHI: Sum of Apneas and Hypopneas per hour of sleep. RDI: Sum of Apneas, Hypopneas, and respiratory event-related arousals per hour of sleep. RERAs: Arousals associated with increased respiratory effort, decreased airflow, snoring, or increased end-tidal PCO2
PEDIATRIC OSA -SEVERITY PEDIATRIC OSA -SEVERITY OSA SEVERITY LEVEL AHISpO2 NADIR % PEAK ETCO2 TORR PEAK ETCO2 > 5O T0rr %TST MILD1-486-91>5310-24 MODERATE5-1076-85>6025-49 SEVERE>10<75>65>50
MANAGEMENT Any child with AHI> 5 intervention is necessary. Less of a consensus regarding AHI 1-5. Surgical Adenotonsillectomy – First Line of therapy Adenotonsillectomy – First Line of therapy Turbinate reduction Turbinate reduction Craniofacial surgery- Craniofacial surgery- Mandibular advancement/ Maxillary distraction. Mandibular advancement/ Maxillary distraction. Lingual Tonsillectomy/ Epiglottopexy Lingual Tonsillectomy/ Epiglottopexy Hyoid Suspension Hyoid Suspension Tracheostomy Tracheostomy Medical Weight loss Weight loss Continuous positive airway pressure Continuous positive airway pressure Intranasal steroids (modest effect)-Mild patients Intranasal steroids (modest effect)-Mild patients Leukotriene antagonist- Mild patients Leukotriene antagonist- Mild patients Oral appliances Oral appliances Positional therapy Positional therapy
Tonsillectomy and OSA Tonsillectomy “effective” 60-70% of children with significant tonsillar hypertrophy (if use AI<1 as measure of success) 82% of children had resolution of OSA (if use AHI <5 as measure). Tonsillectomy produces resolution of OSA in only 10-25% of obese children
Adenotonsillectomy Efficacy Efficacy AHI Quality of life Cognition Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire IQ Test Cardiovascular Parameters Cerebral blood flow Hemoglobin Saturation Pulse Rate Pulse variability School performance Significant improvement in grades from 1 st to 2 nd grade in cohort that underwent adenotonsillectomy. No significant change in control group and group that chose not to have adenotonsillectomy.. Enuresis/Incontinence Children with OSA have increased risk for enuresis. Possibly related to increased levels of BNP? Significant decrease in nocturnal enuresis and voids/day after adenotonsillectomy.
HIGH RISK PATIENTS Risk Factors for Postoperative Respiratory Complications in Children with OSAS undergoing Adenotonsillectomy –Age Younger than 3 years –Severe OSAS on PSG, AHI>10 –Pulmonary hypertension –Congenital heart disease –Failure to Thrive –Prematurity, CLD. –Recent URI – Morbid Obesity –Trisomy 21 –Craniofacial abnormalities –Neuromuscular disorders, Cerebral Palsy –Asthma –Seizures
CPAP CPAP Almost always an alternative to surgery Surgical failure Morbid Obesity Complex OSA Non-Surgical candidates FDA approved for children > 30 kg
Role of Sleep Endoscopy Performed with IV Propofol infusion Highest reliability for evaluation of hypopharyngeal structures Consider for patients who have failed previous sleep apnea surgery or initially as part of staged surgery
Conclusion Loudness of snoring does not correlate with degree of OSA In-lab PSG is gold-standard to confirm OSA Only 55% of children with suspected OSA, based on clinical evaluation, actually have OSA confirmed on sleep study Adenotonsillectomy is first line treatment T&A 60+% effective if use AI<1 as measure of success and over 80% effective if use AHI<5 as measure Need to think of multi-disciplinary approach ENT, sleep medicine physician, nutritionist, oral surgeon, bariatric surgeon ENT, sleep medicine physician, nutritionist, oral surgeon, bariatric surgeon
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