Effects of surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion on obstructive sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness

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The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) on obstructive sleep events and daytime sleepiness in adults with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Sixteen individuals (7 women/9 men) aged 40.2 ± 10.2 (range, 24.4 to 62.2 years) with maxillary transverse deficiency and OSAS (respiratory… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11325-015-1214-y

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