Mild intermittent hypoxia: A therapeutic modality to mitigate co-morbidities and promote recovery of respiratory motor function in spinal cord injured patients with sleep apnea
Allen Park, MI
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November 2019 -
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The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is high in Veterans with an intact spinal cord99 and the prevalence is even greater (i.e.74%) in patients with tetraplegia19. Incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) with concurrent OSA is accompanied by autonomic, cardiovascular and neurocognitive co-morbidities, as well as, respiratory and limb motor dysfunction. Treatment options to mitigate these co-morbidities while promoting recovery of respiratory motor function range from limited to non-existen...