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Childhood obstructive sleep apnea associates with neuropsychological deficits and neuronal brain injury.
|Title||Childhood obstructive sleep apnea associates with neuropsychological deficits and neuronal brain injury.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Halbower AC, Degaonkar M, Barker PB, Earley CJ, Marcus CL, Smith PL, Prahme CM, Mahone ME|
|Date Published||2006 Aug|
Childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with neuropsychological deficits of memory, learning, and executive function. There is no evidence of neuronal brain injury in children with OSA. We hypothesized that childhood OSA is associated with neuropsychological performance dysfunction, and with neuronal metabolite alterations in the brain, indicative of neuronal injury in areas corresponding to neuropsychological function.
|Alternate Journal||PLoS Med.|