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Understanding the impact of weight loss and upper airway surgery on the physiological causes of obstructive sleep apnoea - A pathway to personalised sleep medicine

thesis
posted on 27.05.2020, 01:33 by AI MING WONG
Weight loss via bariatric surgery and upper airway surgery are effective alternative treatments for obstructive sleep apnoea, however, current clinical tools cannot accurately predict treatment response. Therefore, this thesis examines how these two interventions affect the underlying physiology causing sleep apnoea. This thesis demonstrates that knowledge of the causes of sleep apnoea can enhance prediction of treatment response and brings us a step closer in delivering personalised medicine for sleep apnoea.

History

Principal supervisor

Garun Stuart Hamilton

Additional supervisor 1

Bradley A. Edwards

Additional supervisor 2

Simon A. Joosten

Additional supervisor 3

Shane A. Landry

Additional supervisor 4

Darren R. Mansfield

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

Medicine - Monash Health

Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash Health

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE