Lung volume and obstructive sleep apnea
Grant number: 1025725 | Funding period: 2012 - 2017
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder of repetitive upper airway collapse during sleep. Reducing the volume of air in the lungs increases airway collapsibility. Lung volume is therefore likely important in OSA but has not been investigated thoroughly. Also, whether raising lung volume during sleep can be used to treat OSA is unknown. The aim of this grant is therefore to investigate the role, and therapeutic potential, of lung volume in OSA.
Related publications (2)
The effect of sex and body weight on lung volumes during sleep
Joanne Avraam, Andrew Dawson, Peter D Rochford, Danny J Brazzale, Fergal J O'Donoghue, John Trinder, Amy S Jordan
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Low lung volumes are thought to contribute to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is worse in the supine versus l..
The effect of body mass and sex on the accuracy of respiratory magnetometers for measurement of end-expiratory lung volumes
Joanne Avraam, Rosie Bourke, John Trinder, Christian L Nicholas, Danny Brazzale, Fergal J O'Donoghue, Peter D Rochford, Amy S Jordan
Respiratory magnetometers are increasingly being used in sleep studies to measure changes in end-expiratory lung volume (EELV), in..