The difference in upper airway morphology between supine and upright posture

@inproceedings{Holsbeke2012TheDI,
  title={The difference in upper airway morphology between supine and upright posture},
  author={Cedric Van Holsbeke and W. Vos and Samir C Vinchurkar and Jan De Backer and Oswald Peters and Nasser Nadjmi and Wilfried A. De Backer},
  year={2012}
}
Introduction The effect of upper airway (UA) morphology and especially the effect of the minimal cross sectional area (CSA) on lung deposition of inhaled medication (IM) is significant. However since IM is used when a patient is upright, conventional computed tomography (CT) data may not provide accurate information on the influence of the UA on lung deposition. The objective of this study is to evaluate variability in UA morphology for supine posture using CT vs. upright posture using cone… CONTINUE READING