Efficacy of rapid maxillary expansion in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: 36 months of follow-up

@article{Villa2011EfficacyOR,
  title={Efficacy of rapid maxillary expansion in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: 36 months of follow-up},
  author={M. Villa and Alessandra Rizzoli and S. Miano and C. Malagola},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={179-184}
}
PurposeIn view of the positive outcome of orthodontic treatment using rapid maxillary expansion (RME) on sleep-disordered breathing, we generated data on RME in children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by evaluating objective and subjective data over a 36-month follow-up period, to determine whether RME is effective in the long-term treatment of OSA. We selected all patients with dental malocclusions and OSA syndrome (OSAS) confirmed by polysomnography.MethodsTen of the 14 children who… Expand
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