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IPSA Congress 2016 - Taiwan March 11-13, 2016
Dear Friends, On behalf of the organizing committee, we are extremely happy to invite you to participate in the
IV International Pediatric Sleep Association Congress (IPSA 2016) which will be held on March 11-13, 2016, in Taipei International Convention Center, located in the heart of Taipei, Taiwan.

We sincerely hope the beauty of our city and the theme of our conference will attract you all. The IPSA 2016 serves as a premier event on the international calendar of pediatric sleep bringing together physicians, educators, basic scientists, sleep technician and clinical investigators from hospitals, industry, and academia to present and share the latest cutting-edge research results and innovative solutions in the related fields. We believe you will have a fruitful and enjoyable time during your stay in Taipei based on our solid program and the hospitality of Taipei, Taiwan aka “Formosa”.(“beautiful in Portuguese”) island, as used by the Portuguese mariners centuries ago to describe Taiwan Look forward to seeing you in Taipei, Taiwan in 2016! Best Regards, Dr. Yu-Shu Huang, Chair of IPSA 2016 and Local Organizer Dr. Daniel KK Ng, Co-Chair of IPSA 2016 Dr. Oliviero Bruni, President of IPSA Dr. Chia-Mo Lin, President of Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine   read more...

IPSA Congress 2014 - Porto Alegre - Brazil - Sunday, September 29, 2013

It is my pleasure to present the
III Congress of the International Pediatric Sleep Association (IPSA) - Porto Alegre (Brazil) 3-5 December 2014.

The importance of sleep for health, learning and psychomotor development in infancy, childhood and adolescence has been emphasized in the pediatric research in the last two decades and it has become more and more evident that ensuring a good sleep during development is of key importance for a later healthy life.
The IPSA Congress is an influential forum for sleep practitioners from around the world to network and exchange views, whilst learning from world-class researchers about the latest scientific and clinical developments in the field.
The success of the last two Congresses in Rome 2010 and Manchester 2012 has highlighted the magnitude of Pediatric Sleep Medicine in the scientific community and we hope that the 2014 Congress will provide a perfect balance between didactic and practical needs, in order to provide the technical knowhow and up-to-date knowledge that will enable participants to improve their practice.
As traditional for IPSA, the most renowned International opinion leaders in the field of Pediatric Sleep Medicine speakers will join the Congress and will highlight the recent significant advances in both basic science and clinical sleep medicine during development.
I hope that the world paediatric sleep community will gather together in the lively city of Porto Alegre to celebrate the best clinical practice and the latest advances in Pediatric Sleep Medicine.

Oliviero Bruni
President of the International Pediatric Sleep Association

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IPSA Congress 5-7 december 2012 - Manchester City (UK)

IPSA Congress 5-7th December 2012 - Manchester (UK)   read more...

ABSTRACT BOOK OF THE IPSA CONGRESS, Rome 3-5 December 2010

IPSA 2010 - Abstract Book

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Guia SAOS Infantil Espanola

New guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of OSA in children published by the Spanish Pediatric Sleep Group. (available only in Spanish)

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RECENT LITERATURE HIGHLIGHTS   
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Correlations between acoustic rhinometry, subjective symptoms, and endoscopic findings in symptomatic children with nasal obstruction.
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Correlations between acoustic rhinometry, subjective symptoms, and endoscopic findings in symptomatic children with nasal obstruction.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun;141(6):550-5

Authors: Isaac A, Major M, Witmans M, Alrajhi Y, Flores-Mir C, Major P, Alsufyani N, Korayem M, El-Hakim H

Abstract
IMPORTANCE: Nasal obstruction is common in children and difficult to quantify objectively. Symptom quantification is paramount for surgical and medical decision making. Acoustic rhinometry is a relatively new technique aimed at the objective assessment of nasal obstruction. There is no standardized method for the objective assessment of the pediatric nasal airway.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the correlations between acoustic rhinometry (AR), subjective symptoms, and endoscopic findings in children presenting with nasal obstruction.
DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A cross-sectional, exploratory, diagnostic study of prospectively collected data from a multidisciplinary airway clinic (pulmonology, orthodontics, and otolaryngology) database at a tertiary academic referral center. Data were collected over a 2-year period (2010-2012) from 65 nonsyndromic children (38 boys) 7 years and older (mean [SD] age, 10.3 [2.5] years [range, 7-14 years]), presenting with persistent nasal obstructive symptoms for at least 1 year, without signs and symptoms of sinus disease.
INTERVENTIONS: We collected patient demographics and medical history information including allergy, asthma, and sleep-disordered breathing. Subjective nasal obstruction was scored using a visual analog scale (VAS). Sleep-disordered breathing was assessed using overnight pulse oximetry. The adenoid size, septal position, and visual severity of chronic rhinitis (endoscopic rhinitis score [ERS]) were rated on nasal endoscopy by 2 independent reviewers and validated by agreement. Acoustic rhinometry (AR) was undertaken before and after use of a decongestant.
MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES: Correlation and multiple regression analyses were performed to explore interrelationships between subjective nasal obstruction VAS, AR, and nasal endoscopy.
RESULTS: Among the 65 patients, 28 (43%) had symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing, 14 (22%) had allergic rhinitis, 10 (15%) had asthma, 27 (41%) had grade 3 or 4 adenoidal obstruction, 28 (43%) had an ERS of 2, 6 (9%) had an ERS of 3, and 19 (29%) had septal deviation. Significant correlations were found between subjective nasal obstruction VAS score and ERS (r = -0.364, P = .003), ERS and minimal cross-sectional area before decongestion (r = -0.278, P = .03), and adenoid size and calculated nasal resistance after decongestion (r = 0.430, P < .001). Multiple regression analysis showed that the ERS was the only significant predictor of VAS score (β of -22.089; 95% CI, -35.56 to -8.61 [P = .002]). No predictors were identified for AR variables.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Among the evaluated tools, endoscopy appears to be the most reliable tool to estimate the degree of subjective nasal symptoms.

PMID: 25856660 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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