Simon Langran

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent disorder that may cause cardiovascular disease and fatal traffic accidents but the pathophysiology remains incompletely understood. Increased fatigability of the genioglossus (the principal upper airway dilator muscle) might be important in OSA pathophysiology but the existing literature is uncertain. We(More)
A new appliance, incorporating linear arrays of pin electrodes for genioglossus (GG) surface electromyography measurement, is presented. This design enables the estimation of GG muscle fiber conduction velocity, which decreases with fatigue. The performance of the device was evaluated for ten healthy human subjects during fatiguing and force varying(More)
The patency of the upper airway is dependent on the sustained activity of upper airway muscles, in particular the genioglossus (GG) muscles which act to protrude the tongue. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common and serious disorder in which this mechanism fails, resulting in frequent collapse of the airway during sleep. The properties of the(More)
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