Cephalometric and physiologic predictors of the efficacy of an adjustable oral appliance for treating obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Liu2001CephalometricAP,
  title={Cephalometric and physiologic predictors of the efficacy of an adjustable oral appliance for treating obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Yingru Liu and A. A. Lowe and John A. Fleetham and Young Chel Park},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2001},
  volume={120 6},
  pages={639-47}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether any physiologic or cephalometric parameters could be used to predict the efficacy of an adjustable mandibular advancement appliance for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Forty-two male and 5 female patients with OSA were recruited on the basis of baseline polysomnography with a documented Apnea and Hypopnea Index (AHI) greater than 15 per hour. Repeat polysomnography was performed with the appliance in place. Baseline cephalometry was… CONTINUE READING

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