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Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associates with Neuropsychological Deficits and Neuronal Brain Injury

  • Ann C Halbower mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ahalbowe@jhmi.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mahaveer Degaonkar,

    Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and FM Kirby Center for Functional Brain Imaging, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Peter B Barker,

    Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and FM Kirby Center for Functional Brain Imaging, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Christopher J Earley,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Carole L Marcus,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Philip L Smith,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • M. Cristine Prahme,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuropsychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • E. Mark Mahone

    Affiliations: Department of Neuropsychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: August 22, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030301

About the Authors

Ann C Halbower
Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Mahaveer Degaonkar, Peter B Barker
Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and FM Kirby Center for Functional Brain Imaging, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Christopher J Earley
Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Carole L Marcus
Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Philip L Smith
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
M. Cristine Prahme, E. Mark Mahone
Department of Neuropsychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
E. Mark Mahone
Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ahalbowe@jhmi.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ACH was responsible for concept development for the entire project. ACH, CJE, CLM, and EMM were responsible for project design. ACH and MCP were responsible for data acquisition. ACH, PLS, and EMM were responsible for data analysis and interpretation. MD and PBB were responsible for analysis and interpretation of radiological data. ACH was responsible for drafting the manuscript. ACH, MD, PBB, CJE, CLM, PLS, MCP, and EMM were responsible for manuscript revision and final approval of the manuscript.