Sleep Apnea Evident in PWS Children, Even With Growth Hormone Use

Sleep Apnea Evident in PWS Children, Even With Growth Hormone Use

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Sleep Apnea Evident in PWS Children, Even With Growth Hormone Use

Sleep apnea — repeat and extended pauses in breathing during sleep — is frequent in obese children, both those with simple obesity and children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) who are not treated with growth hormone, a study suggests. Children with PWS using growth hormone (GH) therapy and less prone to obesity, however, also showed a significant incidence of breathing disorders while asleep. These findings indicate that sleep studies would be useful in supporting more personalized…

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