SIDS and Sleep Apnea Research

Lab head: Karen Waters
Location: Rm 206 Blackburn Building D06

Lab members: K Waters (head), R Machaalani (co-head)

Outcomes of sleep studies in infants: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and CPAP use.

Primary supervisor: Rita Machaalani

This project will involve the student to access our large database of Children who are on CPAP therapy use for their OSA at the Childrens Hospital at Westmead. The outcome measures to assess include...

- proportion of infants with sleep apnoea that require treatment after sleep studies

- types of treatments used

- proportion of infants recommended to use CPAP

- risk factors for needing CPAP

- duration of CPAP use in the infants who commenced therapy.

Discipline: Pathology
Co-supervisors: Karen Waters