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The Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Total Cerebral Blood Flow in Healthy Awake Volunteers
Sleep and Breathing
  • Theresia I. Yiallourou
  • Celine Odier
  • Raphael Heinzer
  • Lorenz Hirt
  • Bryn A. Martin, The University of Akron, Main campus
  • Nikolaos Stergiopulos
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-29-2012
Abstract
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the gold standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. However, the physiologic impact of CPAP on cerebral blood flow (CBF) is not well established. Ultrasound can be used to estimate CBF, but there is no widespread accepted protocol. We studied the physiologic influence of CPAP on CBF using a method integrating arterial diameter and flow velocity (FV) measurements obtained for each vessel supplying blood to the brain.
Citation Information
Theresia I. Yiallourou, Celine Odier, Raphael Heinzer, Lorenz Hirt, et al.. "The Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Total Cerebral Blood Flow in Healthy Awake Volunteers" Sleep and Breathing Vol. 17 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 289 - 296
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bryn_martin/5/