Topical Collection "Sleep Disordered Breathing and Oral Health"
A topical collection in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This collection belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
A Topical Collection on "Sleep Disordered Breathing and Oral Health" is being organized in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. For detailed information on the journal, I refer you to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.
Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) comprises a group of diseases ranging from snoring to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), characterized by alterations in the frequency and/or depth of breathing during sleep. General population-based studies on the prevalence of SDB reported that 24 to 47% male and 9 to 30% female had SDB. It can affect children or adult at any age. The pediatric individuals with sleep disorders present hyperactivity, restlessness, lack of attention, loss of appetite and irritability. If left untreated, SDB in development age could be responsible to significant morbidity leading to metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular consequences, and growth failure. The negative impact of SDB may not simply be confined to the short-term wellness and development during childhood but may continue adversely affecting during the long-term development in adulthood.
There are many risk factors that can lead to a reduction or collapse of upper airways and which may contribute to the pathogenesis of SDB.
Prevention and early treatment of risk factors are the right approach in order to avoid complications in adult life.
This Topical Collection is open to the subject area of health care and SDB.
The keywords listed below provide an outline of some of the possible areas of interest.
Dr. Giuseppina Laganà
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- Pediatric sleep apnea
- Sleep breathing
- Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
- Oral breathing
- Mandibular advancement
- Nasal resistance
- Sleep medicine