Developmental changes in response to subatmospheric pressure loading of the upper airway.

@article{Marcus1999DevelopmentalCI,
  title={Developmental changes in response to subatmospheric pressure loading of the upper airway.},
  author={Carole L. Marcus and Janita A Lutz and Andrew W Hamer and Philip L. Smith and Ann Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={626-33}
}
Children snore less than adults and have fewer obstructive apneas, suggesting a less collapsible upper airway. We therefore hypothesized that the compensatory upper airway responses to subatmospheric pressure loading decrease with age because of changes in upper airway structure and ventilatory drive. We measured upper airway upstream pressure-flow… CONTINUE READING