We can not say with complete certainty that sleep apnea caused the injury, but what we found is a very strong association between adjustments in the neurons of the hippocampus and the right frontal cortex and IQ and various other cognitive functions in which children with OSA score poorly, Halbower says. Kids with OSA acquired lower mean IQ test scores than kids without OSA . Children with OSA performed worse on standardized testing measuring executive features also, such as for example verbal working memory and phrase fluency .The Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge program of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2006 Advisory Board Organization and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.
A new marker for osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a common, crippling age-related disease seen as a the gradual destruction of cartilage cushioning the joints. To assess cartilage erosion, doctors routinely depend on measurement of the joint space width using radiographs.