Clinical Predictors of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

This is a retrospective study in from Taiwan in children with documented OSAS by PSG. The authors sought to determine which clinical signs would be most significant when building a logistic regression model for pediatric AHI. They propose a formula that takes the child BMI, the degree of snoring and nasal obstruction to estimate the AHI. The authors cautioned that their findings warrant further validation in different world regions and in different race populations.