Contributors to endocrine abnormalities in children and adolescents with sleep disordered breathing
Chief Investigator: Ms Amelia Noone (Early Career Researcher)
Funding Amount : $39,995
Recipient: The University of Adelaide
Overview: Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) effects 10% of children and ranges in severity from primary snoring to obstructive sleep apnoea. While SDB is recognised as a respiratory disorder associated with endocrine and cardiovascular disease in adults, it is unknown whether these physiological alterations begin in childhood. Information gained from this proposed research will help us better understand the endocrine and cardiovascular changes in paediatric SDB that may lead to later chronic diseases in adulthood. Ultimately, we aim to identify those children with SDB at greatest risk of developing endocrine and cardiovascular diseases allowing early targeted interventions that will improve lifelong health.