Udupa, Jayaram K PHD

University of Pennsylvania


A Computational Biomechanical Airway Model for Obese Children at Risk for OSAS

Arens, RaananUdupa, Jayaram KWootton, David M

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a common and difficult to treat disorder in obese children and leads to significant medical consequences. We still do not understand why some obese children suffer from this disorder while other do not. The current study will use advance imaging analytical tools combined with biomechanical models to better understand the causes of the disorder and ways to improve outcomes of treatment in these children.