Nocturnal evolution of respiratory effort in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: influence on arousal threshold.

@article{Sforza1998NocturnalEO,
  title={Nocturnal evolution of respiratory effort in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: influence on arousal threshold.},
  author={Emilia Sforza and J. B. Krieger and Christophe Petiau},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={1257-63}
}
It has been recently described that the overnight increase in maximal end-apnoeic oesophageal pressure (P(oes,max)), considered as an index of the arousal threshold to occlusion, mostly contributes to apnoea lengthening during the night. However, the rise in apnoea duration could also be caused by changes in hypoxaemia, chemosensitivity and upper airway resistance. To better define the relative contributions of each of these factors, we examined the recordings of nine patients. Before apnoea… CONTINUE READING

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