Determinants of ventilatory instability in obstructive sleep apnea: inherent or acquired?

@article{Loewen2009DeterminantsOV,
  title={Determinants of ventilatory instability in obstructive sleep apnea: inherent or acquired?},
  author={Andrea Loewen and Michele Ostrowski and John Laprairie and Raj S Atkar and January Gnitecki and Patrick J. Hanly and M. R. Younes},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 10},
  pages={1355-65}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Certain respiratory control characteristics determine whether patients with collapsible upper airway develop stable or unstable breathing during sleep, thereby influencing the severity of obstructive apnea (OSA). These include arousal threshold (T(A)), response to transient hypoxia and hypercapnia (Dynamic Response) and the increase in… CONTINUE READING