An oral appliance with velar extension for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in infants with Pierre Robin sequence.

@article{Bacher2011AnOA,
  title={An oral appliance with velar extension for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in infants with Pierre Robin sequence.},
  author={Margit Bacher and Judit Sautermeister and Michael S. Urschitz and Wolfgang Buchenau and Joerg Arand and Christian F. Poets},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={331-6}
}
OBJECTIVE A new oral appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea in infants with Pierre Robin sequence has recently been shown to be superior to a sham procedure. We now investigate safety and long-term effects of this appliance on obstructive sleep apnea in infants with Pierre Robin sequence. DESIGN Case series with repetitive follow-up examinations. SETTING Tertiary neonatal intensive care unit at the University Children's Hospital Tuebingen, Germany. PATIENTS Fifteen infants (11 girls… CONTINUE READING

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