The tongue-retaining device: efficacy and side effects in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

@article{Lazard2009TheTD,
  title={The tongue-retaining device: efficacy and side effects in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={D. S. Lazard and Marc Bernard Blumen and Pierre Yves Levy and Pierre Chauvin and Doroth{\'e}e Fragny and Isabelle Buchet and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Chabolle},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={431-8}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES The tongue-retaining device is a customized monobloc oral appliance used in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). This study evaluated tongue-retaining device efficacy and its tolerance by patients with OSAS. METHODS The charts of 84 apneic patients were retrospectively analyzed, and patients were contacted by telephone to answer an oral questionnaire. The median follow-up time was 5 years. RESULTS Based on the apnea-hypopnea index, a complete or partial… CONTINUE READING
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