Remotely Controlled Mandibular Protrusion in Osa Patients


1517 RCMP Prediction of Therapeutic Success with OAT—Remmers et al INTRODUCTION Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) poses a significant medical challenge to industrialized societies because it is common, carries cardiovascular and safety risks, and compromises quality of life.1-5 The predominant therapy for OSA is nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a highly efficacious and benign treatment. However, adherence to this therapy is reported to be low, raising the need for alternative treatments.6,7 Surgical procedures, other than those involving bony reconstruction, have not proven to provide long-term benefit.8 Pharmaceutical and neuro-stimulatory approaches have been the subject of research, but no therapies in these categories are, as yet, generally available. Mandibular repositioning appliances (MRAs), which hold the mandible anteriorly and inferiorly during sleep, have been shown to open the passive pharynx REMOTELY CONTROLLED MANDIBULAR PROTRUSION IN OSA PATIENTS

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@inproceedings{Remmers2013RemotelyCM, title={Remotely Controlled Mandibular Protrusion in Osa Patients}, author={John Remmers}, year={2013} }