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Dr. Arthur Teng

Director of Sleep Medicine
Sydney Children’s Hospital

Conjoint Associate Professor in Paediatrics
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

Dr Arthur Teng is a consultant paediatrician and Director of Sleep Medicine at the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick. He was Respiratory Fellow and Chief Resident at the then Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital before training with Professor Colin Sullivan at the University of Sydney. Currently he is Conjoint associate Professor in Paediatrics at the University of New South Wales and Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Medical Faculty, University of Tasmania. He is a founding member of the Asia-Pacific Paediatric Sleep Alliance (AAPSA) and was secretary of the Australasian Sleep Association. His clinical and research interests include the neuropsychological impact of sleep disorders in children, parasomnias, infantile obstructive sleep apnea and childhood narcolepsy.

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Sinclair R, Teng A, Jonas C, Schindler T: Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome: A pictorial demonstration of absent electrical diaphragmatic activity using non-invasive neurally adjusted ventilatory assist. JPCH doi:10.1111/jpc.13690

Yvonne P, Nixon GM, Edwards E, Teng AY, Verginis N, Davey MJ, Waters KA, Suresh S, Twiss J, Tai A: Australasian Sleep Association clinical practice guidelines for performing sleep studies in children” Sleep Medicine 36 (2017) S23-S42

Chuang S, Teng A, Butler JE, Gandevia SC, Selvadurai H, Jaffe A: Validation of a quantitative method to measure neural respiratory drive in children during sleep
Respir Physiol & Neurobiol 239 (2017) 75–80

Norman, M, Pithers S, Teng A, Waters K, Sullivan C: Quantitative measurement of partial upper airway obstruction in children with sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep. 2017 Mar 1;40(3). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx017.

Lee, J, Soma M, Teng A, Thambipillay G, Waters K, Cheng A: The role of polysomnography in tracheostomy decannulation of the paediatric patient. Int. J. Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 83 (2016) 132–136

Oliveira VXN, Teng AY. The Clinical Usefulness of Sleep Studies in Children. Paediatr. Respir. Rev. (2015),

Blecher G, Wainbergas N, McGlynn M, Teng A: Rapidly evolving narcolepsy-like syndrome coinciding with severe OSA following pharyngoplasty in Prader-Willi syndrome. Respirol Case Reports 2014: Article first published online: 18 Aug 2014 doi: 10.1002/rcr2.65

Dryer R, Kiernan MJ, Mason LM, Teng A, Betts GA: Construct validity and reliabaility of the Conners’ Parent Rating Scale-Revised (CPRS-R) in an Australian sample. Proceedings APS Conf. 2001:pp 84-88.ISBN 0-909881-25-1

Wong MW, Champion D, Williamson BD, Qiu, Wen, Teng AY: Growing Pains and Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep in Children. J Paed Child Health. 2014: 50 (6):455–460.

Mindell JA, Bartle A, Ahn Y, Ramamurthy MB, Huong D, Kohyama J, Li AM, Ruangdaraganon N, Sekartini R, Teng A: Sleep Education in Pediatric Residency Programs: A Cross-Cultural Look., BMC Research Notes 2013; 6:130

Edwards EA, Nixon G..Teng AY et al: Paediatric Home Ventilatory Support: Changing Milieu, Proactive Solutions. J Paed Child Health 2013; 49:1, 3–18

Mindell JA, Bartle A, Abd Wahab N, Ahn Y, Ramamurthy MB, Huong HTD, Kohyama J, Ruangdaraganon, N, Sekartini R, Teng AY, Goh DYT: Sleep education in medical school curriculum: A glimpse across countries. Sleep Medicine 2011; 12: 928–931.

Teng A, Bartle A, Sadeh A, Mindell J: Infant and toddler sleep in Australia and New Zealand. J Paed Child Health 2012; 48:268–273

Martin BT; Williamson BD; Edwards N; Teng AY. Parental symptom report and periodic limb movements of sleep in children. J Clin Sleep Med 2008; 4(1):57-61.

Teng A: Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Children. Paediatrics & Child Health in Gen. Pract. 2008; 2: 13-14.

Teng A and McNamara D: The Scope of Paediatric Sleep Medicine. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2008;37:695-700

Teng A: Approach to the Snoring Child. Medicine Today 2007; 8 (9): 58-67

Campbell TA, Papadopoulos DJ, Verge CF, Teng AY: Incidence of sleep disorders in children with presumed normal variant short stature J. Paediatr Child Health 2005; 41:358-360.

Harrington C, Kirjavainen T, Teng AY, Sullivan CE: nCPAP improves abnormal autonomic function in at-risk-of SIDS infants with OSA. J of Applied Physiol 2003; 95:1591-1597.

Teoh L, Epstein A, Williamson B, Morton J, Papadopoulos D, Teng A. Medical Staff’s Knowledge of Pulse Oximetry: A Prospective Survey Conducted in a Tertiary Children’s Hospital. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2003; 39:618-622.

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