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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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Authors
[1]
Kyriakos Apostolidis, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hippokratio General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
[2]
Anastasia Tsolaki, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hippokratio General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
[3]
Theodoros Aslanidis, Mobile Intensive Care Units, National Center of Emergency Care, Thessaloniki Department, Thessaloniki, Greece.
[4]
Evangelos Pavlou, 2nd Department of Pediatrics, “A. H. E. P. A.” University Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
[5]
Georgios Koutsoumis, 1st Department of Pediatric Surgery, “Genimmatas” General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
[6]
Eleftherios Kontopoulos, 1st Department of Pediatrics, “Hippokratio” General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Brain Injury, Sleep Disorder, Post Concussion Syndrome
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