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Dental Appliances for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Journal of Stomatology 1996;31(1):12-5. CHUNG-HUA CHIANG I HSUEH TSE CHIH. This study combined the use of cephalomtrics and overnight polysomnographic monitoring to analyze the effects of a dental appliance on the airway, sleep, and respiratory conditions in 10 patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The findings indicated that horizonal and vertical mean changes in mandibular postion …

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Evaluation of Anterior Mandibular Positioning Appliances for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

J. PANCER AND V. HOFFSTIEN. Center for Sleep and Chronobiology, University of Toronto. Dental appliances are presently the only non-invasive alternative approach for treatment of sleep apnea. Although this treatment modality is not new, it has been somewhat neglected, mainly because of the uncertainties regarding efficacy, acceptance by patients, and dramatic success afforded by treatment …

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Effect of Jaw Position and Posture on Forced Inspiratory Airflow in Normal Subjects and Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

CHEST 1996; 109: 1484-89. SHIN-ICHI MASUMI, DDS, PHD; KEISUKE NISHIGAWA, DDS, PHD; ADRIAN J. WILLIAMS, MD, FCCP; FRISCA L. YAN-GO, MD; AND GLENN T. CLARK, DDS,MS. Objective: This study evaluated whether substantial airflow changes occur by changing both body posture and jaw position in normal subjects and patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Results: Both groups had …

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