Childhood obstructive sleep apnea associates with neuropsychological deficits and neuronal brain injury.

TitleChildhood obstructive sleep apnea associates with neuropsychological deficits and neuronal brain injury.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHalbower AC, Degaonkar M, Barker PB, Earley CJ, Marcus CL, Smith PL, Prahme CM, Mahone ME
JournalPLoS medicine
Volume3
Issue8
Paginatione301
Date Published2006 Aug
Abstract

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 JournalPLoS Med.