Rapid maxillary expansion in children with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS).

  title={Rapid maxillary expansion in children with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS).},
  author={Alessandra Marino and Raffaele Ranieri and Flavia Chiarotti and Maria Pia Villa and Caterina Malagola},
  journal={European journal of paediatric dentistry : official journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry},
  volume={13 1},
AIM to evaluate the effects of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) in a group of OSAS preschool children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Lateral cephalograms of 15 OSAS children (8 boys and 7 girls, age mean ± SD: 5.94 ± 1.64 years) were analysed at the start of treatment with RME (T0). All subjects were revaluated after a mean period of 1.57 ± 0.58 years (T1). At this time the sample was divided into 2 groups according to the change in the respiratory disturbance index (RDI): an improved group (I: 8… CONTINUE READING
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