Does Your Child Have a Snoring Problem?


You may be interested in the Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy Trial for Snoring (PATS).

This is a clinical trial in which researchers hope to learn what is the best treatment for mild sleep-disordered breathing (MSDB). This is a condition in which children have snoring and breathing problems during sleep, but do not have apnea, in which they stop breathing during sleep.

A common treatment for MSDB is removal of the tonsils and adenoids, but this has not been well-studied. This study will help researchers learn what the best treatment is for children with mild sleep-disordered breathing.

Who may participate?

  • Children between ages 3 and 12 who snore during sleep
  • Children who have not been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea
  • Children who have not had their tonsils and adenoids removed
  • Parents and participants will be paid for their time, effort and study-related expenses.

Advantages for participating families include:

  • Finding out if the child has MSDB
  • Learning about sleep disorders and treatments for MSDB
  • Having the child monitored for behavior and health concerns that may be associated with MSDB
  • Comprehensive monitoring of the child for 12 months; monitoring includes sleep studies, growth measurements, lab work, blood pressure and behavior
  • Helping researchers learn more about MSDB and how they can aid these children

Participants are needed.

For more information, call Heather Rogers, Research Coordinator, at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital at 216-368-0475. Please leave a voice message that includes your name and phone number.

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