Dr. Kingman Strohl’s research is in sleep disordered breathing. He is currently investigating the genetic basis of differences in rat ventilatory patterns.

He has just completed a comprehensive QTL analysis looking at two informative rat strains with varying respiratory patterns. With this information, he is now embarking on a high density mapping project of informative areas identified in the rat genome.

Publications (Select)

Entire publication list can be found here.

  • Woodson BT, Strohl KP, Soose RJ, Gillespie MB, Maurer JT, de Vries N, Padhya TA, Badr MS, Lin HS, Vanderveken OM, Mickelson S, Strollo PJ Jr. Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: 5-Year Outcomes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Jul;159(1):194-202. doi: 10.1177/0194599818762383. Epub 2018 Mar 27. PubMed PMID: 29582703.
  • Schiefer M, Gamble J, Strohl KP. Sciatic Nerve Stimulation and its Effects on  Upper Airway Resistance in the Anesthetized Rabbit Model Relevant to Sleep Apnea. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2018 Jun 7. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00225.2018. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29878871.
  • Gandotra K, Chen P, Jaskiw GE, Konicki PE, Strohl KPEffective Treatment of Insomnia With Mirtazapine Attenuates Concomitant Suicidal Ideation. J Clin Sleep Med. 2018 May 15;14(5):901-902. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.7142. PubMed PMID: 29734995; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5940447.
  • Zinchuk AV, Jeon S, Koo BB, Yan X, Bravata DM, Qin L, Selim BJ, Strohl KP, Redeker NS, Concato J, Yaggi HK. Polysomnographic phenotypes and their cardiovascular implications in obstructive sleep apnoea. Thorax. 2018 May;73(5):472-480. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210431. Epub 2017 Sep 21. PubMed PMID: 28935698.
  • May AM, Gharibeh T, Wang L, Hurley A, Walia H, Strohl KP, Mehra R. CPAP Adherence Predictors in a Randomized Controlled Trial Enriched With Women and Minorities. Chest. 2018 Apr 21. pii: S0012-3692(18)30581-6. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.04.010. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29684316.
  • Benderro GF, Gamble J, Schiefer MA, Baskin JZ, Hernandez Y, Strohl KP. Hypoglossal nerve stimulation in a pre-clinical anesthetized rabbit model relevant to OSA. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2018 Apr;250:31-38. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2018.01.015. Epub 2018 Feb 2. PubMed PMID: 29410358.
  • Liu SY, Huon LK, Ruoff C, Riley RW, Strohl KP, Peng Z. Restoration of Sleep Architecture after Maxillomandibular Advancement: Success Beyond the Apnea-Hypopnea Index. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Dec;46(12):1533-1538. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2017.07.001. Epub 2017 Jul 24. PubMed PMID: 28751184.
  • Strohl MM, Yamauchi M, Peng Z, Strohl KPInsights since FDA Approval of Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Curr Sleep Med Rep. 2017 Sep;3(3):133-141. doi: 10.1007/s40675-017-0088-x. Epub 2017 Aug 5. PubMed PMID: 29276665; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5739331.
  • Azzam S, Schlatzer D, Nethery D, Saleh D, Li X, Akladious A, Chance MR, Strohl KPProteomic profiling of the hypothalamus in two mouse models of narcolepsy. Proteomics. 2017 Jul;17(13-14). doi: 10.1002/pmic.201600478. Epub 2017 Jun 26. PubMed PMID: 28544614.
  • Gillespie MB, Soose RJ, Woodson BT, Strohl KP, Maurer JT, de Vries N, Steward DL, Baskin JZ, Badr MS, Lin HS, Padhya TA, Mickelson S, Anderson WM, Vanderveken OM, Strollo PJ Jr; STAR Trial Investigators.. Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Patient-Reported Outcomes after 48 Months of Follow-up. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Apr;156(4):765-771. doi: 10.1177/0194599817691491. Epub 2017 Feb 14. PubMed PMID: 28194999.
  • Netzer NC, Strohl KP, Högel J, Gatterer H, Schilz R. Right ventricle dimensions and function in response to acute hypoxia in healthy human subjects. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2017 Feb;219(2):478-485. doi: 10.1111/apha.12740. Epub 2016 Jul 15. PubMed PMID: 27332955.
  • Fujita Y, Yamauchi M, Uyama H, Kumamoto M, Koyama N, Yoshikawa M, Strohl KP, Kimura H. Variability of breathing during wakefulness while using CPAP predicts adherence. Respirology. 2017 Feb;22(2):386-393. doi: 10.1111/resp.12900. Epub 2016 Sep 13. PubMed PMID: 27623518.
  • Gillombardo CB, Darrah R, Dick TE, Moore M, Kong N, Decker MJ, Han F, Yamauchi M, Dutschmann M, Azzam S, Strohl KPC57BL/6J mouse apolipoprotein A2 gene is deterministic for apnea. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2017 Jan;235:88-94. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2016.10.006. Epub 2016 Oct 15. PubMed PMID: 27756649; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5136301.
  • Paz Y Mar HL, Hazen SL, Tracy RP, Strohl KP, Auckley D, Bena J, Wang L, Walia HK, Patel SR, Mehra R. Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Cardiovascular Biomarkers: The Sleep Apnea Stress Randomized Controlled Trial. Chest. 2016 Jul;150(1):80-90. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.03.002. Epub 2016 Mar 18. PubMed PMID: 26997243; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4980547.
  • Koo BB, Won C, Selim BJ, Qin L, Jeon S, Redeker NS, Bravata DM, Strohl KP, Concato J, Zinchuk AV, Yaggi HK. Erratum to: The Determining Risk of Vascular Events by Apnea Monitoring (DREAM) study: design, rationale, and methods. Sleep Breath. 2016 May;20(2):901. PubMed PMID: 26971325.
  • Koo BB, Won C, Selim BJ, Qin L, Jeon S, Redeker NS, Bravata DM, Strohl KP, Concato J, Zinchuk AV, Yaggi HK. The Determining Risk of Vascular Events by Apnea Monitoring (DREAM) study: design, rationale, and methods. Sleep Breath. 2016 May;20(2):893-900. doi: 10.1007/s11325-015-1254-3. Epub 2015 Dec 7. Erratum in: Sleep Breath. 2016 May;20(2):901. PubMed PMID: 26642771.
  • Wang JY, Han F, Dong SX, Li J, An P, Zhang XZ, Chang Y, Zhao L, Zhang XL, Liu YN, Yan H, Li QH, Hu Y, Lv CJ, Gao ZC, Strohl KPCerebrospinal Fluid Orexin A Levels and Autonomic Function in Kleine-Levin Syndrome. Sleep. 2016 Apr 1;39(4):855-60. doi: 10.5665/sleep.5642. PubMed PMID: 26943469; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4791619.
  • Soose RJ, Woodson BT, Gillespie MB, Maurer JT, de Vries N, Steward DL, Strohl KP, Baskin JZ, Padhya TA, Badr MS, Lin HS, Vanderveken OM, Mickelson S, Chasens E, Strollo PJ Jr; STAR Trial Investigators.. Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Self-Reported Outcomes at 24 Months. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 Jan;12(1):43-8. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.5390. PubMed PMID: 26235158; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4702198.
  • Woodson BT, Soose RJ, Gillespie MB, Strohl KP, Maurer JT, de Vries N, Steward DL, Baskin JZ, Badr MS, Lin HS, Padhya TA, Mickelson S, Anderson WM, Vanderveken OM, Strollo PJ Jr; STAR Trial Investigators.. Three-Year Outcomes of Cranial Nerve Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The STAR Trial. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jan;154(1):181-8. doi: 10.1177/0194599815616618. Epub 2015 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 26577774.
  • Lewis O, Morkous S, Strohl KP, Rosen CL. Actigraphy as a “Truth-Buster“. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Dec 15;11(12):1466-9. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.5292. PubMed PMID: 26235154; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4661341.
  • Strollo PJ Jr, Gillespie MB, Soose RJ, Maurer JT, de Vries N, Cornelius J, Hanson RD, Padhya TA, Steward DL, Woodson BT, Verbraecken J, Vanderveken OM, Goetting MG, Feldman N, Chabolle F, Badr MS, Randerath W, Strohl KP; Stimulation Therapy for Apnea Reduction (STAR) Trial Group.. Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Durability of the Treatment Effect at 18 Months. Sleep. 2015 Oct 1;38(10):1593-8. doi: 10.5665/sleep.5054. PubMed PMID: 26158895; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4576333.
  • Yamauchi M, Fujita Y, Kumamoto M, Yoshikawa M, Ohnishi Y, Nakano H, Strohl KP, Kimura H. Nonrapid Eye Movement-Predominant Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Detection and Mechanism. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Sep 15;11(9):987-93. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.5010. PubMed PMID: 25845901; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4543259.
  • Fechtner L, Ali ME, Sattar A, Moore M, Strohl KPFentanyl effects on breath generation in C57BL/6J and A/J mouse strains. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2015 Aug 15;215:20–29. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2015.04.011 Pubmed PMID: 25936679
  • Safiruddin F, Vanderveken OM, de Vries N, Maurer JT, Lee K, Ni Q, Strohl KP. Effect of upper-airway stimulation for obstructive sleep apnoea on airway dimensions. Eur Respir J. 2015 Jan;45(1):129–138. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00059414 Pubmed PMID: 25186270
  • Getsy PM, Davis J, Coffee GA, May WJ, Palmer LA, Strohl KP, Lewis SJ. Enhanced non-eupneic breathing following hypoxic, hypercapnic or hypoxic-hypercapnic gas challenges in conscious mice.Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2014 Dec 1;204:147–159. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2014.09.006 Pubmed PMID: 25242462
  • Decker M, Yamauchi M, Strohl KP. Keep the airway open and let the brain sleep. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Dec 1;190(11):1207–1209. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201410-1939ED Pubmed PMID: 25436780
  • Feng P, Hu Y, Vurbic D, Akladious A, Strohl KPChromosome 1 replacement increases brain orexins and antidepressive measures without increasing locomotor activity. J Psychiatr Res. 2014 Dec;59:140–147. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2014.08.008 Pubmed PMID: 25190041
  • Woodson BT, Gillespie MB, Soose RJ, Maurer JT, de Vries N, Steward DL, Baskin JZ, Padhya TA, Lin H, Mickelson S, Badr SM, Strohl KP, Strollo PJ, STAR Trial Investigators, STAR Trial Investigators. Randomized controlled withdrawal study of upper airway stimulation on OSA: short- and long-term effect. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov;151(5):880–887. doi: 10.1177/0194599814544445 Pubmed PMID: 25205641



Cleveland FES Center

Program Director, Sleep Medicine
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Professor, Medicine, School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University


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