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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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The Mandibular Repositioning Device: Role in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

SLEEP, 19(10): 794-800, 1996 STUART J. MENN, DANIEL I. LOUBE, TODD D. MORGAN, MERRILL M. MILLER, JOEL S. BERGER AND MILTON K. ERMAN Division of Sleep Disorders, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Pulmonary Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The role of oral appliances in the routine treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is not …

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Evaluation of Variable Mandibular Advancement Appliance for Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea*

(CHEST. 1999;1 16:1511-1518.)@ 1999 American College of Chest Physicians JEFFREY PANCER, DDS; SALEM AL-FAIFI, MD; MOHAMED AL-FAIFI, MD AND VICTOR HOFFSTEIN, PhD, MD, FCCP * From the Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Correspondence to: Victor Hoffstein, PhD, MD, FCCP, St. Michael’s Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario, …

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Dental appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Chung-Hua Kou Chiang i Hsueh Tsa Chih Chinese Journal of Stomatology 1996;31(1)-12-5. LIU Y, ZENG X, FU M. School of Stomatology, Beijing Medical University This study combined the use of cephalometrics and overnight polysomnographic monitoring to analyze the effects of a dental appliance on airway, sleep and respiratory conditions in 1 0 patients with obstructive …

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Obstructive sleep apnea: oral appliance therapy and severity of condition.

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodonties 1998;85(4):388-92. COHEN R. Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02115-5888, USA Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine whether an oral appliance can effectively treat severe obstructive sleep apnea. Design: The study was conducted at a tertiary care military facility with an …

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A non-urologic cause of nocturia and enuresis–osbtructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)

Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology 1996-30(2)-.135-7. 1 ULFBERG J, THUMAN R Department of Internal Medicine, Avesta Hospital, Sweden Three case reports describe nocturia and enuresis as complications of the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). It is important to recognize the causal relationship since these troublesome symptoms are easily treated by treating the sleep apnea.

Prevalence of ischemic heart disease among patients with sleep apnea syndrome.

Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 1998;52(2):219- 20. MAEKAWA M, SHIOMI T, USUI & SASANABE R, KOBAYASHI T. The Third Department of Internal Medicine, Aichi Medical University, Japan We investigated the prevalence of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) and the presence of coronary risk factors involved in the onset of IHD in 386 …

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