Sleep and Breathing (2018) 22:767–768 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11325-018-1674-y SLEEP BREATHING PHYSIOLOGY AND DISORDERS � CONFERENCE REPORT Hidden secrets of the upper airway on the track to individualized sleep medicine: highlights from the 2018 ATS Conference in San Diego 1,2,3,4 1,2 1,2 Nikolaus C. Netzer & Linda Rausch & Petra Netzer Received: 21 May 2018 / Accepted: 23 May 2018 / Published online: 31 May 2018 Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 Simple basic research on upper airway Again, from the Harvard group (see above) presented by phenotyping Ali Azarbarzin came a poster which demonstrated that palatal prolapse on expiration during wakefulness predicts inspiratory First of all, as a resume from a rapid abstract poster discussion palatal collapse in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. This session on the upper airway, one does not need an MRI to find time of course, someone has to look with a pharyngoscope or predictors for upper airway collapsibility and for a high or low at least a headlamp inside the patient’s pharynx to observe this loop gain. A simple breath hold test could be a first step. phenomenon. But again, nothing more invasive or propofol- Ludovico Messineo from the Harvard group around David
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Published: May 31, 2018
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