The Sounds of Sleeping: How to Assess Snoring or Apneic Children

In this talk on sleep-disordered breathing in kids, pediatric otolaryngologist Grace Banik, MD, explains the importance of screening for obstructive sleep apnea, with potential long-term consequences ranging from cognitive issues to hypertension and heart disease. She lays out criteria to help pediatricians know when snoring is serious, the diverse symptoms that can indicate OSA, and OSA risk factors. Bonus: Hear the evidence on tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy as curative, as well as caveats on who's a surgical candidate.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the clinical spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing ranging from snoring to obstructive sleep apena
  • Identify the signs, symptoms, and clinical and socioeconomic risk factors associated with sleep-disordered breathing
  • Describe the studies and criteria used to diagnose and differentiate sleepdisordered breathing
  • List the medical and surgical management participants’ responsiveness to making changes in their practice


May 17, 2023


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Grace Banik, MD

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Pediatric otolaryngologist