Effects of oropharyngeal exercises on patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

  title={Effects of oropharyngeal exercises on patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={K{\'a}tia C. Carmello Guimar{\~a}es and Luciano Ferreira Drager and Pedro Rodrigues Genta and Bianca Fernandes Marcondes and Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={179 10},
RATIONALE Upper airway muscle function plays a major role in maintenance of the upper airway patency and contributes to the genesis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Preliminary results suggested that oropharyngeal exercises derived from speech therapy may be an effective treatment option for patients with moderate OSAS. OBJECTIVES To determine the impact of oropharyngeal exercises in patients with moderate OSAS. METHODS Thirty-one patients with moderate OSAS were randomized to 3… 

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