Defining of the Relationship Between Lung Volumes, Airway Resistance and the Apnea-Hypopnea Index


Afsar G. C. , Sarac S., Babalik A., Calisir H. C.

JOURNAL OF TURKISH SLEEP MEDICINE-TURK UYKU TBB DERGISI, vol.5, no.1, pp.6-11, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jtsm.35229
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF TURKISH SLEEP MEDICINE-TURK UYKU TBB DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.6-11

Abstract

Objective: Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by recurrent complete or partial narrowing of the upper respiratory tract during sleep and frequently a decrease in blood oxygen saturation. Upper respiratory tract gap is determined by the balance between collapsing effect of negative intraluminal pressure during inspiration and upper airway dilator muscle activity. In this study, we aimed to describe the relationship among the lung volumes and airway resistance, which are not thought to be directly taken a part in OSAS pathogenesis, and OSAS cases at different severity.