upper airways

upper airways

A term which encompasses the nasal passages, nasopharynx, oropharynx, larynx, trachea, and major bronchi.

upper airways

A term that encompasses the nasal passages, nasopharynx, oropharynx, larynx. Cf Lower airways.
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According to experts, babies are particularly susceptible and can have up to eight respiratory infections per year, which mainly affect the upper airways. The most frequent symptom of viral URI on babies is a blocked or runny nose.
[USA], May 2 (ANI): People who snore heavily are at the risk of injuries in the upper airways caused by repeated vibrations, claimed a study.
OSA usually involves the upper airways (nasal, oral, and pharyngeal passages), manifested with inspiratory flow limitation and repeated airway collapse during sleep, in combination with many daytime symptoms such as sleepiness, morning headaches, depression, concentration difficulties, and memory loss.
Contract notice: Delivery of polysomnographic systems and machines based on positive therapy pressure in the upper airways of the national institute of mental health
Countless studies point out that breathing through upper airways is of great importance for normal craniofacial development.
Pharming also announced data for 53 potentially life threatening acute angioedema attacks involving the upper airways. The median time to the beginning of relief of symptoms for these upper airway attacks was 76 minutes (95% confidence interval, 62; 120 min) and the median time to the beginning of relief of symptoms was 265 minutes (95% confidence interval, 240; 720 min).
aureus, a bacterium found in the upper airways and on the skin.
Different forms of sleep-disordered breathing share in common a narrowing of the upper airways during sleep that can be caused by enlarged adenoids and tonsils, airway inflammation, obesity, and other problems.
This technique reveals a variety of soft and hard tissue abnormalities that may indicate patients with narrow and collapsible upper airways. Cephalometry has provided substantial insight into the pathophysiology of OSA, identifying the most significant craniofacial characteristics associated with this disease.
According to labeling, RAOM is defined as "3 or more distinct, well-documented episodes of AOM within 6 months or 4 or more episodes within 12 months, with one of the episodes occurring recently." The package insert also explains that "adding high levels of xylitol to the daily diet of RAOM-prone children helps them maintain a healthy balance of microflora in their upper airways" and that "specific oral bacteria are not sustained in the presence of xylitol and are therefore less available to affect the upper airway microflora."
Coroner Dr Brian Farrell said: "It seems there was an initial obstruction of the upper airways, which triggered cardiac arrest."
The condition causes the upper airways to repeatedly close during sleep, and sufferers constantly wake up to breathe, leaving them tired the next day Mr Wrighton was initially charged with causing death by dangerous driving, but the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence against him after his condition was revealed.

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