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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 7058519, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7058519
Research Article

The Finite Element Simulation of the Upper Airway of Patients with Moderate and Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome

1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, EENT Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Jack J. Jiang; ude.csiw@gnaijjj

Received 26 April 2017; Accepted 16 August 2017; Published 24 October 2017

Academic Editor: Rao Hengyi

Copyright © 2017 Huiping Luo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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