Prof. Ariel Tarasiuk

Prof. Ariel Tarasiuk Profile

Ph.D., 1989

Department : Physiology and Cell Biology
Room : 627
קומה 6 -קומת כיתות, מעבדות ומשרדים
Phone : 972-8-6479868
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obstructive sleep apnea, sleep, respiratory

Research Interests

  • Sleep

Research Topics

  • Developing tools for at home obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) , health policy for OSA diagnosis and treatment. Animal models of upper airway loading and growth retardation.

Major expertise and techniques in the lab

  • In animals: Sleep, respiratory physiology, growth. In humans: Sleep, signal processing of snoring and EEG, health care utilization, statistical models.

Publications and funding summary / representative publications and grants

  • Tarasiuk A , Greenberg-Dotan S, Simon-Tuval T, Freidman B, Goldbart AD, Tal A, Reuveni H. Elevated morbidity and health care utilization in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006; 175: 55-61.
  • Simon-Tuval T, Reuveni H, Greenberg-Dotan S, Oksenberg A, Tal A, Tarasiuk A . Low socioeconomic status is a risk factor for CPAP acceptance among adult OSAS patients requiring treatment. Sleep 2009; 32:545-552.
  • Tarasiuk A , Berdugo-Boura N, Troib A, Segev Y. Role of GHRH in sleep and growth Impairments Induced by upper airway obstruction in rats. Eur Resp J 38:870-7;2011.
  • Tarasiuk A , Reznor G, Greenberg-Dotan S, Reuveni H. Financial incentive increases CPAP acceptance in patients from low socioeconomic background. PloS One (In press)
  • Grants : Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) (X2);
  • National Institute for Health and Health Services Research (X2);
  • Israel-US Binational Science Foundation (x1);
  • Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry (x1).

Existing collaborations

  • Yael Segev, PhD (BGU): Growth retardation following chronic resistive airway loading in rats : interactions between sleep disruption and GH/IGF-1 axis.
  • Yaniv Zigel, PhD (BGU): Snoring Sound Signals analysis in OSA patients.
  • Haim Reuveni, MD (BGU): Health policy for OSA diagnosis and treatment.

Suggested multi-disciplinary research project / research focus topics

  • Growth retardation related to pediatric OSA.
  • Signal analysis of obstructive apnea events in patients.
  • Developing health policy tools for OSA diagnosis and treatment.

Looking for expertise / project

  • European partner with common research interests