Direct hypoglossal nerve stimulation in obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Eisele1997DirectHN,
  title={Direct hypoglossal nerve stimulation in obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={David W. Eisele and Philip L. Smith and Daniel S Alam and Alan R. Schwartz},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={123 1},
  pages={57-61}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the motor responses resulting from direct electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal (HG) nerve and to correlate these responses to changes in upper airway patency during sleep. DESIGN The motor effects of direct electrical stimulation of the main trunk of the HG nerve and the branch that supplies the genioglossus muscle during anesthesia and wakefulness were assessed visually. Responses in airflow during sleep to HG nerve stimulation were assessed with standard… CONTINUE READING

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