Katya B. Christenson

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Bone remodeling is necessary to avoid microdamage accumulation, which could lead to whole-bone failure. Previous studies have shown that this bone-repair mechanism is triggered by osteocyte apoptosis. Through the use of a rodent hindlimb suspension model and tibial four-point bending model, the effects of disuse on microdamage remodeling was examined. At(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder in which the throat repeatedly closes during sleep, interrupts breathing and then sleep, and can contribute to morbidity such as daytime sleepiness, cardiovascular consequences, and premature death. Standard treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine delivers positive pressure(More)
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