Collapsibility of the human upper airway: relationships between sleep, sedation, anaesthesia and head posture. [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Also known as: Upper airway collapsibility

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Peter Eastwood (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Jason Kirkness Dr Jennifer Walsh Prof David Hillman

Brief description The proposed studies will examine the sites and mechanisms of narrowing and collapse of the upper airway (throat) in individuals with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) during different levels of general anaesthesia, stages of sleep and head postures. The studies will help us understand the reasons for upper airway collapse in individuals with OSA and may result in the development of methods of identifying the most appropriate patients for specific surgical treatments of OSA.

Funding Amount $AUD 469,359.44

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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