Division of Pulmonary Medicine

David W. Appel, M.D.

Dr. David W. Appel

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Pulmonary Medicine)


Professional Interests

Clinical Specialty Areas

  • sleep medicine
  • general pulmonary medicine

Current Studies

  1. Use of a snoring scale and bedside pharyngeal volume measurements to predict obstructive sleep apnea and cpap pressure to treat it prior to the performance of any sleep studies
  2. Sleep and Cough
    1. effect of sleep apnea on awake cough response
    2. effect of treatment of sleep apnea on awake cough response
    3. measurement of cough response during sleep among normals/effect of sleep stage
    4. cough response during sleep among people with sleep apnea
  3. Sleep and Gastroespohageal reflux among people with obstructive sleep apnea
  4. Obstructive sleep apnea and aspiration
  5. Restless Leg Syndrome
    1. Restless Leg Syndrome among post-gastric bypass patients
    2. Relation between Restless Leg Syndrome and H. pylori
    3. Relation between Restless Leg Syndrome and use of proton pump inhibitors
  6. Obstructive sleep apnea and anemia of aging. Is hepcidin a factor?
  7. Obstructive sleep apnea and congestive heart failure among African Americans



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