Dr Kristina Kairaitis

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Medicine, Westmead Clinical School
Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research

Telephone +61 2 98456797
Fax +61 2 9845 7286

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Selected grants

2012

  • Microvascular and Macrovascular Disease in Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: A Mechanism for Increased Stroke Risk.; Wheatley J, Lindley R, Wang J, Amis T, Kairaitis K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2011

  • Pharyngeal wall folding: role in upper airway collapsibility; Kairaitis K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships (ECF).

2007

  • Hydrostatic pressure distributions in peri-pharyngeal tissues : impact on upper airway patency; Amis T, Bilston L, Wheatley J, Bilston L, Kairaitis K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2014). Peri-pharyngeal tissue deformation and stress distributions in response to caudal tracheal displacement: Pivotal influence of the hyoid bone? Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(7), 746-756. [More Information]
  • Perri, R., Kairaitis, K., Cistulli, P., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2014). Surface cephalometric and anthropometric variables in osa patients: statistical models for the osa phenotype. Sleep and Breathing, 18(1), 39-52. [More Information]
  • Narayan, J., Amatoury, J., Verma, M., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2013). Resetting the baroreflex during snoring: Role of resistive loading and intra-thoracic pressure. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 185(3), 489-496. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Amatoury, J., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2013). The upper airway’s next top model? Letter to the Editor in response to CrossTalk: The human upper airway does/does not behave like a Starling resistor during sleep. Journal of Physiology-Paris, 2013, 1-2.
  • Kairaitis, K., Verma, M., Amatoury, J., Wheatley, J., White, D., Amis, T. (2012). A threshold lung volume for optimal mechanical effects on upper airway airflow dynamics: studies in an anesthetized rabbit model. Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(7), 1197-1205. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K. (2012). Pharyngeal wall fold influences on the collapsibility of the pharynx. Medical Hypotheses, 79(3), 372-376. [More Information]
  • Narayan, J., Amatoury, J., Cho, J., Verma, M., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2012). Snoring effects on the baroreflex: An animal model. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 180(2-3), 342-351. [More Information]
  • Cho, J., Witting, P., Verma, M., Wu, B., Shanu, A., Kairaitis, K., Amis, T., Wheatley, J. (2011). Tissue Vibration Induces Carotid Artery Endothelial Dysfunction: A Mechanism Linking Snoring and Carotid Atherosclerosis? Sleep, 34(6), 751-757C. [More Information]
  • Lee, F., Varikatt, W., Kairaitis, K., D'Souza, F., Lin, M. (2010). IgG4-related Dacryoadenitis. Ophthalmology, 117(2), 398.e3-398.e4. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K. (2010). Is the pharynx a muscular hydrostat? Medical Hypotheses, 74(3), 590-595. [More Information]
  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2010). Onset of Airflow Limitation in a Collapsible Tube Model: Impact of Surrounding Pressure, Longitudinal Strain and Wall Folding Geometry. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109(5), 1467-1475. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Howitt, L., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2009). Mass loading of the upper airway extraluminal tissue space in rabbits: effects on tissue pressure and pharyngeal airway lumen geometry. Journal of Applied Physiology, 106(3), 887-892. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Verma, M., Fish, V., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2009). Pharyngeal muscle contraction modifies peri-pharyngeal tissue pressure in rabbits. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 166(2), 95-101. [More Information]
  • Lee, S., Amis, T., Byth Wilson, K., Larcos, G., Kairaitis, K., Robinson, T., Wheatley, J. (2008). Heavy snoring as a cause of carotid artery atherosclerosis. Sleep, 31(9), 1207-1213. [More Information]
  • Lam, J., Kairaitis, K., Verma, M., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2008). Saliva production and surface tension: influences on patency of the passive upper airway. The Journal of Physiology, 586(22), 5537-5547. [More Information]
  • Howitt, L., Kairaitis, K., Kirkness, J., Garlick, S., Wheatley, J., Byth, K., Amis, T. (2007). Oscillatory Pressure Wave Transmission from the Upper Airway to the Carotid Artery. Journal of Applied Physiology, 103(5), 1622-1627. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Byth Wilson, K., Parikh, R., Stavrinou, R., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2007). Tracheal Traction Effects on Upper Airway Patency in Rabbits: The Role of Tissue Pressure. Sleep, 30(2), 179-186. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Stavrinou, R., Parikh, R., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2006). Mandibular advancement decreases pressures in the tissues surrounding the upper airway in rabbits. Journal of Applied Physiology, 100(1), 349-356. [More Information]
  • Kirkness, J., Christenson, H., Garlick, S., Parikh, R., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2003). Decreased surface tension of upper airway mucosal lining liquid increases upper airway patency in anaesthetised rabbits. The Journal of Physiology, 547(2), 603-611.

2014

  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2014). Peri-pharyngeal tissue deformation and stress distributions in response to caudal tracheal displacement: Pivotal influence of the hyoid bone? Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(7), 746-756. [More Information]
  • Perri, R., Kairaitis, K., Cistulli, P., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2014). Surface cephalometric and anthropometric variables in osa patients: statistical models for the osa phenotype. Sleep and Breathing, 18(1), 39-52. [More Information]

2013

  • Narayan, J., Amatoury, J., Verma, M., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2013). Resetting the baroreflex during snoring: Role of resistive loading and intra-thoracic pressure. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 185(3), 489-496. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Amatoury, J., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2013). The upper airway’s next top model? Letter to the Editor in response to CrossTalk: The human upper airway does/does not behave like a Starling resistor during sleep. Journal of Physiology-Paris, 2013, 1-2.

2012

  • Kairaitis, K., Verma, M., Amatoury, J., Wheatley, J., White, D., Amis, T. (2012). A threshold lung volume for optimal mechanical effects on upper airway airflow dynamics: studies in an anesthetized rabbit model. Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(7), 1197-1205. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K. (2012). Pharyngeal wall fold influences on the collapsibility of the pharynx. Medical Hypotheses, 79(3), 372-376. [More Information]
  • Narayan, J., Amatoury, J., Cho, J., Verma, M., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2012). Snoring effects on the baroreflex: An animal model. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 180(2-3), 342-351. [More Information]

2011

  • Cho, J., Witting, P., Verma, M., Wu, B., Shanu, A., Kairaitis, K., Amis, T., Wheatley, J. (2011). Tissue Vibration Induces Carotid Artery Endothelial Dysfunction: A Mechanism Linking Snoring and Carotid Atherosclerosis? Sleep, 34(6), 751-757C. [More Information]

2010

  • Lee, F., Varikatt, W., Kairaitis, K., D'Souza, F., Lin, M. (2010). IgG4-related Dacryoadenitis. Ophthalmology, 117(2), 398.e3-398.e4. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K. (2010). Is the pharynx a muscular hydrostat? Medical Hypotheses, 74(3), 590-595. [More Information]
  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2010). Onset of Airflow Limitation in a Collapsible Tube Model: Impact of Surrounding Pressure, Longitudinal Strain and Wall Folding Geometry. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109(5), 1467-1475. [More Information]

2009

  • Kairaitis, K., Howitt, L., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2009). Mass loading of the upper airway extraluminal tissue space in rabbits: effects on tissue pressure and pharyngeal airway lumen geometry. Journal of Applied Physiology, 106(3), 887-892. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Verma, M., Fish, V., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2009). Pharyngeal muscle contraction modifies peri-pharyngeal tissue pressure in rabbits. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 166(2), 95-101. [More Information]

2008

  • Lee, S., Amis, T., Byth Wilson, K., Larcos, G., Kairaitis, K., Robinson, T., Wheatley, J. (2008). Heavy snoring as a cause of carotid artery atherosclerosis. Sleep, 31(9), 1207-1213. [More Information]
  • Lam, J., Kairaitis, K., Verma, M., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2008). Saliva production and surface tension: influences on patency of the passive upper airway. The Journal of Physiology, 586(22), 5537-5547. [More Information]

2007

  • Howitt, L., Kairaitis, K., Kirkness, J., Garlick, S., Wheatley, J., Byth, K., Amis, T. (2007). Oscillatory Pressure Wave Transmission from the Upper Airway to the Carotid Artery. Journal of Applied Physiology, 103(5), 1622-1627. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Byth Wilson, K., Parikh, R., Stavrinou, R., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2007). Tracheal Traction Effects on Upper Airway Patency in Rabbits: The Role of Tissue Pressure. Sleep, 30(2), 179-186. [More Information]

2006

  • Kairaitis, K., Stavrinou, R., Parikh, R., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2006). Mandibular advancement decreases pressures in the tissues surrounding the upper airway in rabbits. Journal of Applied Physiology, 100(1), 349-356. [More Information]

2003

  • Kirkness, J., Christenson, H., Garlick, S., Parikh, R., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2003). Decreased surface tension of upper airway mucosal lining liquid increases upper airway patency in anaesthetised rabbits. The Journal of Physiology, 547(2), 603-611.

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