First results on daytime submandibular electrostimulation of suprahyoidal muscles to prevent night-time hypopharyngeal collapse in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

@article{Klotz1999FirstRO,
  title={First results on daytime submandibular electrostimulation of suprahyoidal muscles to prevent night-time hypopharyngeal collapse in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={Stefan Klotz and J. Wiltfang and Wolfgang Jordan and Stefan Cohrs and W Engelbe and Goran Hajak},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={21-5}
}
Daytime submandibular electrostimulation (dSE) of suprahyoidal muscles was applied to prevent sleep-associated collapse of the tongue into the hypopharyngeal airway. By placing the stimulatory electrodes intra- and extraorally, recruitment of stimulated muscle fibers at low current densities was improved. The significant impact of electrostimulation on suprahyoidal muscle force was initially demonstrated in healthy controls as compared to placebo-treated volunteers. The morphology of… CONTINUE READING