The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on a new study that finds OSA is more common in children with sickle cell anemia than in healthy children.

The findings underscore the importance for physicians to screen sickle cell patients on a routine basis for sleep apnea, said one of the study’s co-investigators, Dr. Carol Rosen, a pediatric sleep medicine specialist and medical director of the┬áPediatric Sleep Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University.