hrp0094p2-208 | Fat, metabolism and obesity | ESPE2021

OSAS in childhood obesity is a more frequent and earlier complication than expected

Deiana Giuseppina , Maltoni Giulio , Zucchini Stefano , Gallucci Marcella , Levi della Vida Francesca , Barberi Carolina , Pession Andrea , Cassio Alessandra ,

Introduction: Childhood obesity is associated with several complications, involving many systems. The prevalence of respiratory problems, such as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), is higher in obese children and adolescents. In fact, OSAS affects 13–59% of obese children and the severity is strongly associated with weight excess. Although overnight pulse oximetry (PO) can be used for diagnosing OSAS, a complete night polysomnography (PSG), which re...