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Pathogenesis of upper airway occlusion during sleep.
REMMERS, J. E., W. J. DEGROOT, E. K. SAUERLAND, AND A. M. ANCH. Pathogenesis of upper airww occlusion during . sleep. J. Appl. Physiol.: Respirat. Environ. Exercise Physiol. 44ftik 931-938, 1978.Expand
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Likelihood ratios for a sleep apnea clinical prediction rule.
Nocturnal polysomnography, the standard diagnostic test for sleep apnea, is an expensive and limited resource. In order to help identify the urgency of need for treatment, we determined whichExpand
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Anatomy of pharynx in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and in normal subjects.
Anatomic abnormalities of the pharynx are thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but their contribution has never been conclusively proven. The present studyExpand
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Evidence that ventilatory rhythmogenesis in the frog involves two distinct neuronal oscillators.
In Rana catesbeiana the upper airways are used for two distinct yet highly coordinated ventilatory behaviours: buccal ventilation and lung inflation cycles. How these behaviours are generated andExpand
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A decision rule for diagnostic testing in obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is traditionally diagnosed using overnight polysomnography. Decision rules may provide an alternative to polysomnography. A consecutive series of patients referred to aExpand
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Digital monitoring of sleep-disordered breathing using snoring sound and arterial oxygen saturation.
A new portable digital recorder (SNORESAT) that uses the sound of snoring and arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) to monitor breathing abnormalities during sleep was constructed and compared in theExpand
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Characteristics of the snoring noise in patients with and without occlusive sleep apnea.
We analyzed snoring noise from 10 nonapneic heavy snorers and nine patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Sound was recorded simultaneously through two microphones, one attached to theExpand
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Ancient gill and lung oscillators may generate the respiratory rhythm of frogs and rats.
Though the mechanics of breathing differ fundamentally between amniotes and "lower" vertebrates, homologous rhythm generators may drive air breathing in all lunged vertebrates. In both frogs andExpand
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Laryngeal regulation of respiratory airflow.
We measured laryngeal resistance in spontaneously breathing anesthetized cats and upper airway resistance in unanesthetized, unrestrained cats. In anesthetized cats breathing air, the vocal cordsExpand
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Pharyngeal narrowing and closing pressures in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
Based on previous studies, we hypothesized that the pharynx collapses at multiple sites in most patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The purpose of this study was to document, in a populationExpand
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