Upper airway dynamics during negative expiratory pressure in apneic and non-apneic awake snorers

@article{Ferretti2006UpperAD,
  title={Upper airway dynamics during negative expiratory pressure in apneic and non-apneic awake snorers},
  author={A. Ferretti and P. Giampiccolo and S. Redolfi and S. Mondini and F. Cirignotta and A. Cavalli and C. Tantucci},
  journal={Respiratory Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={54 - 54}
}
  • A. Ferretti, P. Giampiccolo, +4 authors C. Tantucci
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Respiratory Research
  • BackgroundThe ability of negative expiratory pressure (NEP) technique to differentiate between awake snorers with and without obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea (OSAH) was investigated.MethodsForty-eight subjects with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and 7 healthy subjects, as non-snorer controls, underwent the NEP application of -5 and -7 cmH2O in the seated and supine position during wakefulness, after performing a sleep study. The upper airway collapsibility was assessed by computing the… CONTINUE READING
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