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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 523716, 6 pages
Research Article

Comparisons of Thyroid Hormone, Intelligence, Attention, and Quality of Life in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome before and after Endoscopic Adenoidectomy

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The Second Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan 250000, China
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Dezhou Municipal Hospital, Dezhou 253000, China
3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The First Hospital of Jinan, Jinan 250000, China

Received 9 July 2014; Revised 25 September 2014; Accepted 25 September 2014

Academic Editor: Peter S. Roland

Copyright © 2015 Hui-Wei Feng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objective. The aim of this study was to compare the differences in thyroid hormone, intelligence, attention, and quality of life (QoL) of children with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) before and after endoscopic adenoidectomy. Method. A total of 35 OSAHS children (21 males and 14 females with a mean age of years) were included in this study for analyzing the levels of thyroid hormone, intelligence, attention, and QoL. There were 22 children underwent endoscopic adenoidectomy with bilateral tonsillectomy (BT), while the other 13 children who underwent endoscopic adenoidectomy without bilateral tonsillectomy without BT. Results. Our results revealed no significant difference in serum free triiodothyronine (FT3), free thyroxine (FT4), and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in OSAHS children before and after endoscopic adenoidectomy (all ). However, there were significant differences in full-scale intelligence quotient (FIQ) ( versus , ), verbal intelligence quotient (VIQ) ( versus , ), and performance intelligence quotient (PIQ) ( versus , ), attention ( versus , ), and total OSA-18 scores ( versus , ) between before and after endoscopic adenoidectomy in OSAHS children. Conclusion. Our findings provided evidence that the intelligence, attention, and QoL of OSAHS children may be significantly improved after endoscopic adenoidectomy.