Functional imaging using computational fluid dynamics to predict treatment success of mandibular advancement devices in sleep-disordered breathing.

@article{Backer2007FunctionalIU,
  title={Functional imaging using computational fluid dynamics to predict treatment success of mandibular advancement devices in sleep-disordered breathing.},
  author={Jan W. de Backer and Olivier M. Vanderveken and Wim G. Vos and Annick Devolder and Stijn L. Verhulst and Johan Verbraecken and Paul M. Parizel and Marc J. Braem and Paul Van de Heyning and Wilfried A. De Backer},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 16},
  pages={3708-14}
}
Mandibular advancement devices (MADs) have emerged as a popular alternative for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing. These devices bring the mandibula forward in order to increase upper airway (UA) volume and prevent total UA collapse during sleep. However, the precise mechanism of action appears to be quite complex and is not yet completely understood; this might explain interindividual variation in treatment success. We examined whether an UA model, that combines imaging techniques… CONTINUE READING
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