Tongue-muscle training by intraoral electrical neurostimulation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Randerath2004TonguemuscleTB,
  title={Tongue-muscle training by intraoral electrical neurostimulation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Winfried J Randerath and Wolfgang Galetke and Ulrike Domanski and Rolf Weitkunat and Karl-Heinz Ruhle},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={254-9}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To investigate the efficacy of tongue-muscle training by electrical neurostimulation of the upper-airway muscles as an alternative therapy option for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. DESIGN A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. SETTING Department of pneumology and sleep laboratory, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany. PATIENTS 67 patients with an apnea-hypopnea index of 10 to 40 per hour were randomly assigned to 2 groups: a treatment group of 33… CONTINUE READING

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