PhD defence: Tina Kissow Lildal
Diagnostics in Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Outcome of Adenotonsillotomy
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Auditorium C114-101, entrance C, C110 Aarhus University Hospital
On Friday 24 June at 14.00, Tina Kissow Lildal defends her PhD disseration entitled "Diagnostics in Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Outcome of Adenotonsillotomy".
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition affecting 1-4% of children. The gold standard for diagnosing childhood OSA is a polysomnography (PSG), which measures respiratory parameters and brain activity during sleep. Due to high costs and labor-intensive procedures, PSG is not available for most children undergoing surgical treatment for suspected OSA. Home respiratory polygraphy (PG) is a simplified version of PSG, measuring only breathing during sleep. It is widely used in adults, however, controversy remains regarding the validity of PG for diagnosing childhood OSA. Determining the feasibility of conducting home PG in children and the validity of PG compared to gold standard PSG are crucial steps towards more accessible evidence-based diagnostics in childhood OSA. These aspects were investigated in the present PhD study, along with the outcome of the current treatment of childhood OSA in Denmark.
The summary is written by the PhD student.
The defence is public and takes place in auditorium C114-101, entrance C, C110 Aarhus University Hospital. Please read the attached press release for more information.