Dr. D’Andea is board certified in both pediatric pulmonary medicine as well as sleep medicine. She has a special interest in managing children with chronic breathing problems, including children with chronic lung disease or neuromuscular weakness. In addition, she has a special interest in children with sleep-disordered breathing.
Dr. D’Andrea is interested in research to better define the mechanisms of obstructive sleep apnea in children. She is actively involved in leadership roles for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and currently chairs the Academy’s Childhood Sleep Disorders and Development (CSDD) Section Steering Committee. Dr. D’Andrea is a strong advocate for patients and families, and works with the child's pediatrician and parents to provide the best and most informed care possible.
Research interests focus on sleep disorders in children. Have received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate Mechanisms of Upper Airway Obstruction in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Rosen CL, D'Andrea LA, Haddad GG. Adult criteria for obstructive sleep apnea do not identify children with serious obstruction. Am Rev Respir Dis 1992; 146: 1231-1234.
Rosen CL, Novotny EJ, D'Andrea LA, Petty EM. Klippel-Feil sequence and sleep disordered breathing in two children. Am Rev Respir Dis 1993; 147:202-204.
D'Andrea LA, Rosen CL, Haddad GG. Severe hypoxemia in children with upper airway obstruction during sleep does not lead to significant changes in heart rate. Pediatr Pulmonol 1993; 16:362-369.
D'Andrea LA. Benign pharyngeal hamartomatous polyp in a neonate with stridor. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998; 152:93-94.
Kirk VG, Morielli A, Gozal D, Marcus CL, Waters KA, D'Andrea LA, Rosen CL, Deray MJ and Brouillette RT. Treatment of sleep-disordered breathing in children with myelomeningocele. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2000; 30:445-452.
D’Andrea LA. Diagnostic studies in the assessment of pediatric sleep-disordered breathing: Techniques and Indications. Pediatr Clinics of North Amer. 2004; 51:169-186.
D’Andrea LA. Ask the Experts: Why do people snore? Scientific American. July 2004:120. Also posted on http://www.sciam.com on February 2, 2004.
Roemmich JN, Barkley JE, D’Andrea L, Nikova M, Rogol AD, Carskadon MA, Suratt PM. Increases in overweight after adenotonsillectomy in overweight children with obstructive sleep disordered breathing are associated with decreases in motor activity and hyperactivity. Pediatrics 2006; 117:200-208.
Suratt PM, Peruggia M, D’Andrea L, Diamond R, Barth JT, Nikova M, Perriello VA, Johnson, ML. Cognitive function and behavior of children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy suspected of having obstructed sleep disordered breathing. Pediatrics 2006; 118:e771-e781.
Suratt PM, Barth JT, Diamond R, D’Andrea L, Nikova M, Perriello VA, Carskadon MA, Rembold C. Reduced time in bed and obstructive sleep disordered breathing in children are associated with cognitive impairment. Pediatrics 2007; 119(2):320-329.
Al-Shawwa B, D’Andrea, L, Quintero D. Candida esophageal perforation and esophagopleural fistula: a case report. J Medical Case Reports 2008; 2:209-211.
Sachdeva RC, D’Andrea LA. Emerging medicolegal issues in the practice of pediatric sleep medicine. “Pediatric Sleep Disorders,” Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2009; 18:1017-1025.
Flint K, D’Andrea LA. Good night, sleep tight: Best practices for noninvasive positive airway pressure therapy in children with sleep-disordered breathing. Advance 2010; 19:24-27.
Wise MS, Nichols CD, Grigg-Damberger MM, Marcus CL, Witmans MB, Kirk VG, D’Andrea LA, Hoban TF. Executive summary of respiratory indications for polysomnography in children: An evidence based review. Sleep 2011; 34(3):389-398.
Wise MS, Nichols CD, Grigg-Damberger MM, Marcus CL, Witmans MB, Kirk VG, D’Andrea LA, Hoban TF. Respiratory indications for polysomnography in children: An evidence based review. Sleep 2011; 34(3):389A-398AW. Published on-line.
Amos L, D’Andrea LA. The Sleepy Teenager: Waking up to the Unique Sleep Needs of Adolescents. Contemporary Pediatrics 2012; 29(10): 34-45.
Kotegal S, Nichols CD, Grigg-Damberger MM, Marcus CL, Witmans MB, Kirk VG, D’Andrea LA, Hoban TF. Non-respiratory indications for polysomnography and related procedures in children: An evidence-based review. Sleep 2012; 35(11): 1451-1466.
Amos L, D’Andrea LA. Severe central sleep apnea in a child with leukemia on chronic methadone therapy. Pediatric Pulmonology 2013; 48: 85-87.
D’Andrea LA. Evaluation of sleep disorders in children and adolescents. In: Ivanenko A, eds. Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents. New York: Informa Healthcare, NY, London, 2008. pp 95-108.
Gordon JB, Brown S, JB Karkos, D’Andrea LA. The Technology-Dependent Child. In: Rudolph C, ed. Rudolph’s Pediatrics, 22nd edition. The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, 2011. pp 484-493.
D’Andrea LA. Books, Films, Tapes, and Software. A review of Clinician’s Guide to Pediatric Sleep Disorders. Richardson MA and Friedman NR, eds. New York, Informa Healthcare, 2007. in Respiratory Care 2007;52(12):3-4.