A recent study examined the ability of clinical parameters to predict the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in children scheduled for a T&A, as reported by MedicalResearch.com

 The main findings of the study are that certain clinical parameters such as obesity and African American race as well as high scores on certain validated questionnaires (such as the pediatric sleep questionnaire- PSQ) are associated, but cannot predict OSA severity. PSG remains the only way to measure objectively the severity of OSA.

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