In vitro validation of some flow assumptions for the prediction of the pressure distribution during obstructive sleep apnoea

@article{Hirtum2005InVV,
  title={In vitro validation of some flow assumptions for the prediction of the pressure distribution during obstructive sleep apnoea},
  author={Annemie Van Hirtum and Xavier Pelorson and Pierre-Yves Lagr{\'e}e},
  journal={Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing},
  year={2005},
  volume={43},
  pages={162-171}
}
An adequate description of the pressure distribution exerted by the fluid flow on pharyngeal walls is a first requirement to enhance the understanding, modelling and, consequently, the prediction of airway collapse during obstructive sleep apnoea. From a fluid mechanical point of view, several flow assumptions can be formulated to reduce the governing flow equations. The relevance of some major flow assumptions and the accuracy of the resulting flow description with respect to obstructive sleep… CONTINUE READING