Dr. Cielo conducted clinical and translational research related to the mechanisms and effects of obstructive sleep apnea in children, with a specific focus on infant populations, children with craniofacial conditions, and the use of MRI and other imaging modalities to understand structural contributors to obstructive sleep apnea in children.
Dr. Xanthopoulos's research focuses on the development, implementation, and adherence to medical and lifestyle interventions, including non-invasive ventilation (CPAP/BPAP), eating habits, physical activity, and sleep. She has a particular interest in the interactions among behavioral, lifestyle, psychosocial and physiologic factors as they relate to health and neurobehavioral functioning and quality of life in youth and families.
Dr. Marcus continues to find practicing sleep medicine extremely gratifying because she often sees how diagnosing sleep problems and then recommending appropriate therapies can make a huge difference in patients’ and families’ lives.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery published a guideline in 2011 recommending that “clinicians should not routinely administer or prescribe perioperative antibiotics to children undergoing tonsillectomies.”
New research by a sleep expert at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shows that a high prevalence of a spectrum of sleep problems occurs across all months of pregnancy, and that napping during the day should be considered the norm for moms-to-be.