Sleep abnormalities in patients with severe cerebral palsy

Title

Sleep abnormalities in patients with severe cerebral palsy

Creator

Kotagal S; Gibbons VP; Stith JA

Publisher

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

Date

1994

Subject

Child; Preschool; infant; Human; Electroencephalography; Seizures/co [Complications]; Cerebral Palsy/co [Complications]; Sleep Disorders/et [Etiology]; Sleep Apnea Syndromes/di [Diagnosis]; Sleep Apnea Syndromes/et [Etiology]; Sleep Disorders/di [Diagnosis]

Description

The all-night polysomnographic findings of nine patients with spastic quadriparesis (mean age 36.7 months) were analysed retrospectively and compared with those of nine age-matched controls (mean age 37.4 months). The cerebral palsy group had significantly more respiratory disturbances per hour of sleep, with five of nine being diagnosed as having obstructive sleep apnea. They also had fewer changes in body position during the night. Interictal epileptiform discharges averaged 23.3 per cent of the total arousals in the cerebral palsy group. Obstructive apnea, decreased ability to change body position, and interictal epileptiform discharges are prevalent in the sleep of patients with severe cerebral palsy, and contribute towards its disruption.
1994

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

304-311

Issue

4

Volume

36

Citation

Kotagal S; Gibbons VP; Stith JA, “Sleep abnormalities in patients with severe cerebral palsy,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 25, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11939.

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