Sleep Apnea Can Worsen in PWS Children on Growth Hormone Therapy

Sleep Apnea Can Worsen in PWS Children on Growth Hormone Therapy

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Sleep Apnea Can Worsen in PWS Children on Growth Hormone Therapy

In a “significant subset” of  children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), obstructive sleep apnea worsened after the start of growth hormone therapy, a study of patients in Australia found. “Our results offer support for the current advice to perform follow-up polysomnography [sleep breathing study] in children with Prader-Willi syndrome after growth hormone is initiated,” the researchers wrote. The study, “Sleep-disordered breathing in Australian children with Prader-Willi syndrome following initiation of growth hormone therapy,” was published in…

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