Three-Year Outcomes of Cranial Nerve Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The STAR Trial.

  title={Three-Year Outcomes of Cranial Nerve Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The STAR Trial.},
  author={B Tucker Woodson and Ryan J. Soose and Marion Boyd Gillespie and Kingman P Strohl and Joachim Theodor Maurer and Nico de Vries and David L Steward and Jonathan Zvi Baskin and Mohamed S Badr and Ho-sheng Lin and Tapan Ashvin Padhya and Sam Mickelson and William McDowell Anderson and Olivier M. Vanderveken and Patrick J Strollo},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={154 1},
OBJECTIVE To describe the 36-month clinical and polysomnography (PSG) outcomes in an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) cohort treated with hypoglossal cranial nerve upper airway stimulation (UAS). STUDY DESIGN A multicenter prospective cohort study. SETTING Industry-supported multicenter academic and clinical setting. SUBJECTS Participants (n = 116) at 36 months from a cohort of 126 implanted participants. METHODS Participants were enrolled in a prospective phase III trial evaluating the… CONTINUE READING
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