Surface tension forces in sleep apnea: the role of a soft tissue lubricant: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

@article{Jokic1998SurfaceTF,
  title={Surface tension forces in sleep apnea: the role of a soft tissue lubricant: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.},
  author={Ruzica Jokic and Artur Klimaszewski and John Mink and Michael F. Fitzpatrick},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={157 5 Pt 1},
  pages={1522-5}
}
Upper airway obstruction in patients with sleep apnea may occur in the absence of a negative intraluminal upper airway pressure. We hypothesized that surface tension forces may play a role in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and that a topical soft tissue lubricant might reduce the severity of OSA. Ten male patients (age 49 +/- 10 yr [mean +/- SD]; body mass index [BMI] 31 +/- 5 kg/m2) with OSA (apnea-hypopnea index [AHI] 17 +/- 9) were studied. The arousal index was lower… CONTINUE READING

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