Efficacy of the 'tennis ball technique' versus nCPAP in the management of position-dependent obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.

@article{Skinner2008EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of the 'tennis ball technique' versus nCPAP in the management of position-dependent obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.},
  author={Margot A. Skinner and Ruth N. Kingshott and Sue Filsell and Donald R. Taylor},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={
          708-15
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Avoidance of sleep in the supine position is recommended in the management of position-dependent OSA hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS). Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of a thoracic anti-supine band (TASB), designed to mimic the so-called 'tennis ball technique', compared with nasal CPAP (nCPAP). METHODS Twenty adults with mild to moderately severe position-dependent OSAHS (mean AHI +/- SD) 22.7 +/- 12.0/H (range 6.0-51.2); AHI supine, 59.6 +/- 27.5/H, were included in… CONTINUE READING
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