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Does allergic rhinitis worsen sleep apnea in children with tonsil and adenoid enlargement?

Grant number: 13/21944-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2014
Effective date (End): January 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Maternal and Child Health
Principal Investigator:Renata Cantisani Di Francesco
Grantee:Jéssica Alvares de Moura
Host Institution: Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (HCFMUSP). Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Allergic rhinitis and sleep disorders such as the obstructive sleep apnea are conditions very prevalent in childhood. This retrospective study aims to establish a possible relationship between the worsening of obstructive sleep apnea due to the presence of allergic rhinitis. For that, medical records of children with obstructive adenoamiddaliana sleep and respiratory distress treated at the Hospital of the Faculty of the Medicine University of São Paulo will be analyzed. (AU)

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DI FRANCESCO, RENATA C.; ALVAREZ, JESSICA. Allergic rhinitis affects the duration of rapid eye movement sleep in children with sleep-disordered breathing without sleep apnea. INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF ALLERGY & RHINOLOGY, v. 6, n. 5, p. 465-471, . (13/21944-7)

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