7| Volume 50, SUPPLEMENT 1, S3, June 2012

Disordered sleep physiology in children presenting for primary cleft repair. Use of sleep studies results to guide preoperative respiratory intervention and plan the timing of surgical cleft repair

      Cleft patients are at risk of obstructive sleep apnoea due to altered nasopharyngeal anatomy and upper airway resistance. Despite recognition of such, accurate methods for prediction of post-operative respiratory distress remain elusive. This study investigates breathing patterns indicative of need for respiratory intervention in patients undergoing primary repair.
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