Sleep alterations in children with refractory epileptic encephalopathies: A polysomnographic study

Marco Carotenuto, Pasquale Parisi, Maria Esposito, Samuele Cortese, Maurizio Elia

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Abstract

Data on the relationship between sleep disturbances and refractory epileptic encephalopathies (EEs) are scarce. Our aim was to assess, by means of nocturnal polysomnography, if children with EEs present with objective alterations in sleep organization. Twenty-three children with EEs (12 males; mean age: 8.7. ±. 1.4. years) and 40 healthy controls (22 males; mean age: 8.8. ±. 1.1. years) underwent an overnight full polysomnography (PSG). Relative to controls, children with EEs showed a significant reduction in all PSG parameters related to sleep duration time in bed (TIB-min p.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Epileptic encephalopathy
  • Pediatric polysomnography
  • Periodic limb movements
  • Sleep obstructive apnea syndrome
  • Sleep-related breathing disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neurology
  • Medicine(all)

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