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Sleep Disorders Following Trauma Brain Injury in School Aged Children-Presentation of a Greek Survey Study
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 4 (August)
Pages: 153-157   |   Vol. 3, No. 4, August 2015   |   Follow on         
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Kyriakos Apostolidis, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hippokratio General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Anastasia Tsolaki, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hippokratio General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Theodoros Aslanidis, Mobile Intensive Care Units, National Center of Emergency Care, Thessaloniki Department, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Evangelos Pavlou, 2nd Department of Pediatrics, “A. H. E. P. A.” University Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Georgios Koutsoumis, 1st Department of Pediatric Surgery, “Genimmatas” General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Eleftherios Kontopoulos, 1st Department of Pediatrics, “Hippokratio” General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Introduction: Sleep disorders with potentially important developmental consequences have been neglected in the care of children with TBI. Reports in the literature are few with controversial findings. Objective: The present study aims to study the prevalence and the nature of sleep disorders in children aged between 6-14 years old following a trauma brain incident. Methods: A survey study was conducted in a tertiary hospital from October 2009 to May 2011. 129 patients aged 6-14years old were evaluated for sleep disorders 90-95 days after trauma brain injury. Data from 38 children were excluded from the study due to presence of post-concussion syndrome. Results: Among the participants 14.5% of the males and 13.3% of the females were found suffer sleep disorders. Sleep disorders were strongly related with the severity of brain injuries.All cases of sleep disorders were insomnias. Conclusion: A strong relation between sleep disorders and severity of TBI children aged 6-14yrs old was found. Yet, further studies upon the subject are necessary.
Brain Injury, Sleep Disorder, Post Concussion Syndrome
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