Treating obstructive sleep apnea with hypoglossal nerve stimulation.

@article{Oliven2011TreatingOS,
  title={Treating obstructive sleep apnea with hypoglossal nerve stimulation.},
  author={Arie Oliven},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={
          419-24
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder characterized by recurrent pharyngeal collapse secondary to sleep-induced hypotonia of peri-pharyngeal structures. Therapy for OSA is sometimes poorly tolerated and not always effective. The current study reviews a new treatment modality, hypoglossus stimulation, recently evaluated by multiple physiological studies and currently assessed by several clinical studies. RECENT FINDINGS A phase-I, implantable hypoglossus nerve… CONTINUE READING
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