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Gluten-free diet may improve obstructive sleep apnea-related symptoms in children with celiac disease

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, February 2018
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Title
Gluten-free diet may improve obstructive sleep apnea-related symptoms in children with celiac disease
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BMC Pediatrics, February 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12887-018-1039-5
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Anat Yerushalmy-Feler, Riva Tauman, Ari Derowe, Eran Averbuch, Amir Ben-Tov, Yael Weintraub, Dror Weiner, Achiya Amir, Hadar Moran-Lev, Shlomi Cohen

Abstract

Enlarged tonsils and adenoids are the major etiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children. Lymphatic hyperplasia is common to both OSA and celiac disease. We aimed to investigate the effect of a gluten-free diet on OSA symptoms in children with celiac disease. Children with celiac disease aged 2-18 years were prospectively recruited before the initiation of a gluten-free diet. Children with negative celiac serology who underwent gastrointestinal endoscopies for other indications served as controls. All participants completed a validated OSA-related symptoms questionnaire and the pediatric sleep questionnaire (PSQ) at baseline and 6 months later. Thirty-four children with celiac disease (mean age 6.6 ± 3.5 years) and 24 controls (mean age 7.3 ± 4.6 years, P = 0.5) were recruited. There were no significant differences in gender, body mass index or season at recruitment between the two groups. The rate of positive PSQ scores was higher (more OSA-related symptoms) in the control group compared to the celiac group, both at recruitment and at the 6-month follow-up (33.3% vs. 11.8%, P = 0.046, and 16.7% vs. 0, P = 0.014, respectively). PSQ scores improved significantly in both groups at the 6-month follow-up (P < 0.001 for both). Improvement was significantly higher in the celiac group compared to controls (0.1 ± 0.09 vs.0.06 ± 0.06, respectively, P = 0.04). Children with celiac disease had fewer OSA-related symptoms than controls, but the degree of improvement following the initiation of a gluten-free diet was significantly higher. These findings suggest that a gluten-free diet may improve OSA-related symptoms in children with celiac disease.

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Unknown 55 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 18%
Student > Bachelor 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Student > Postgraduate 3 5%
Librarian 2 4%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 24 44%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Psychology 2 4%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 25 45%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 January 2019.
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#5,228,542
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#35
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