Comparison of a custom-made and a thermoplastic oral appliance for the treatment of mild sleep apnea.

@article{Vanderveken2008ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of a custom-made and a thermoplastic oral appliance for the treatment of mild sleep apnea.},
  author={Olivier M. Vanderveken and Annick Devolder and Marie Marklund and An Boudewyns and Marc J. Braem and Walter Okkerse and Johan Verbraecken and Karl Anders Franklin and Wilfried A. De Backer and Paul Van de Heyning},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={178 2},
  pages={197-202}
}
RATIONALE The efficacy of immediate adaptation of mandibular advancement devices made of thermoplastic material as a treatment option for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) has been demonstrated in clinical studies. To date, there have been no studies comparing the efficacy of such prefabricated devices with custom-made devices. OBJECTIVES Our purpose was to compare the efficacy of both types of devices in patients with SDB. METHODS A randomized controlled cross-over trial, comprising 4… CONTINUE READING

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