Treatment modalities of infants with upper airway obstruction--review of the literature and presentation of novel orthopedic appliances.

@article{Kochel2011TreatmentMO,
  title={Treatment modalities of infants with upper airway obstruction--review of the literature and presentation of novel orthopedic appliances.},
  author={Janka Kochel and Philipp Meyer-Marcotty and Johannes Wirbelauer and Hartmut B{\"o}hm and Michael Kochel and Wolfgang Thomas and Ute Bareis and H. -P. Hebestreit and Christian Speer and Angelika Stellzig-Eisenhauer},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={44-55}
}
OBJECTIVE To present a new orthopedic method for treatment of infants with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) and upper airway obstruction (UAO) as an alternative to other established nonsurgical and surgical techniques such as positioning, nasopharyngeal or endotracheal intubation, tongue-lip adhesion, extension, distraction, or tracheostomy. DESIGN Review of the literature and presentation of novel orthopedic appliances. SETTING Department of Orthodontics, Dental Clinic, Medical Faculty of the… CONTINUE READING