NEP application while awake in the supine position with a nasal mask may be a simple and promising method that correlates with the anatomical component of upper airway collapsibility in patients being assessed for OSA, according to a new study in the October 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Study authors suggest this tool may be valuable to select patients for alternative therapies for OSA.

Read the study in JCSM: Upper Airway Collapsibility Assessed by Negative Expiratory Pressure while Awake is Associated with Upper Airway Anatomy