Dr. Sinha is board certified in Pediatrics and Sleep Medicine. She completed medical school in Australia and general pediatric training in Australia and USA at Royal Children’s Hospital and University of Chicago at Illinois. Her sleep medicine fellowship was completed at Stanford Hospital. She enjoys working with children of all ages. She manages both behavioral and physiological sleep concerns.
- Sleep Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Pulmonary Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine (2009)
Fellowship: Stanford Hospitals and Clinics (2009) CA
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2008)
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago (2007) IL
Medical Education: University of Melbourne-Faculty of Medicine (1997) Australia
Sleep disordered breathing in children
INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
2010; 131 (2): 311-320
Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is increasingly being recognised as a cause of morbidity even in young children. With an estimated prevalence of 1 to 4 per cent, SDB results from having a structurally narrow airway combined with reduced neuromuscular tone and increased airway collapsibility. SDB in children differs from adults in a number of ways, including presenting symptoms and treatment. Presentation may differ according to the age of the child. Children have a more varied presentation from snoring and frequent arousals to enuresis to hyperactivity. Those with Down syndrome, midface hypoplasia or neuromuscular disorders are at higher risk for developing SDB. First line definitive treatment in children involves tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Rapid maxillary expansion, allergy treatment and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) are other options. As untreated SDB results in complications as learning difficulties, memory loss and a long term increase in risk of hypertension, depression and poor growth, it is important to diagnose SDB.
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