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Efficacy of an adjustable oral appliance and comparison with continuous positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

Authors
  • Holley, Aaron B1
  • Lettieri, Christopher J2
  • Shah, Anita A3
  • 1 Department of Pulmonary/Sleep and Critical Care Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Department of Pulmonary/Sleep and Critical Care Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.
  • 3 Pulmonary and Critical Care Department, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
CHEST Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
December 2011
Volume
140
Issue
6
Pages
1511–1516
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1378/chest.10-2851
PMID: 21636666
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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