Autonomic Regulation in Prader-Willi Syndrome

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To evaluate autonomic regulation in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome with sleep-disordered breathing.


To evaluate the relationship between narcolepsy and sleep-disordered breathing, the natural course of untreated or treated sleep-disordered breathing and its impacts on autonomic regulation in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome with sleep-disordered breathing.

Study Design


Autonomic Dysfunction


Polysomnography, Multiple sleep latency test, Continuous positive airway pressure


Taipei Tzu-Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu-Chi Medical Foundation
New Taipei




Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation

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