Down Syndrome and Sleep Apnea Study

Dr. Baldassari’s clinical and research specialty is in sleep apnea in children. Dr. Baldassari has spoken at one of the DSANV virtual meetings before about hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation for children with Down Syndrome and sleep apnea. She now has several patients that she treats from the northern Virginia area. 

The NIH has set aside funding to allow for research to better our understanding of sleep apnea in children with Down Syndrome. One of the study includes an oxygen trial for children that have not been able to tolerate cpap and are not candidates for other surgeries. Dr. Baldassari wants to make sure that families are aware there are new treatment options available.

Read the study details here.