Acoustic Pharyngometry – A new method to facilitate oral appliance therapy
American Review of Respiratory Disease, 1988
Authors: I. Rubinstein, N. Colapinto, L. E. Rotstein, I. G. Brown, and V.
Conclusion: “In summary, we have demonstrated that in overweight patients with OSA and abnormal pharyngeal mechanics, weight loss is associated with marked improvement in pharyngeal function, which may partly explain the observed improvement in sleep apnea. Furthermore, glottic abnormalities may also contribute to the pathogenesis of OSA, and weight loss may have a beneficial effect on glottic function as well.”