Novel treatment of sleep apnea by upper airway and respiratory muscle training
Allen Park, MI
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November 2018 -
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Project Summary Abstract Title: Novel treatment of sleep apnea by upper airway and respiratory muscle training. In recent years, we and others have discovered that spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D) is associated with significant increase in the sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) prevalence. Nearly 80% of patients with SCI/D including Veterans suffer from SDB after six months of injury (majority of them 70-80% are obstructive apneas and hypopneas-OSA). However, most patients SCI/D do not tolerate...