Efficacy of an adjustable oral appliance and comparison with continuous positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Department of Pulmonary/Sleep and Critical Care Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Electronic address: [email protected]
Department of Pulmonary/Sleep and Critical Care Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Department, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA.
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In comparison with past reports, more patients in our study achieved an AHI < 5 using an aOA. The aOA is comparable to CPAP for patients with mild disease, whereas CPAP is superior for patients with moderate to severe disease. A lower AHI was the only predictor of a successful aOA titration.
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