AIM To investigate the efficacy of a diagnostic testing appliance in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patient management. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen consecutive patients with mild to severe OSA were given a testing appliance (myTAPTM) that maintains the lower jaw in a stable forward position, preventing the soft tissue in the palate and tongue cavity from narrowing the airway in the throat. The appliance is individual fitted and treatable. All patients had polysomnography (PSG) before treatment (T0) and after 6 months (T1) with the appliance in situ. RESULTS At the beginning the patients (13 males and 3 females, mean age 53.88 ± 12.88 showed apnea-hypopnea index AHI base 29.9 ± 19.97, ODI base 21.06 ± 16.05, LowSpO2 base: 82 ± 10.22. AHI and ODI decreased significantly (p value < 0,05) with appliance after six months.
CONCLUSIONS myTAPTM is effective in reducing apnea hypopnea index scores and improving oxygen saturation level.

Efficacy of a testing appliance in osas management / Cosi, A; Santagostini, A; Chiesa, A; Scribante, A; Segu', M. - ELETTRONICO. - (2017). ((Intervento presentato al convegno SIDO 2017 ROMA tenutosi a ROMA nel 19-21 OTTOBRE.

Efficacy of a testing appliance in osas management

SEGU' M
2017

Abstract

AIM To investigate the efficacy of a diagnostic testing appliance in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patient management. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen consecutive patients with mild to severe OSA were given a testing appliance (myTAPTM) that maintains the lower jaw in a stable forward position, preventing the soft tissue in the palate and tongue cavity from narrowing the airway in the throat. The appliance is individual fitted and treatable. All patients had polysomnography (PSG) before treatment (T0) and after 6 months (T1) with the appliance in situ. RESULTS At the beginning the patients (13 males and 3 females, mean age 53.88 ± 12.88 showed apnea-hypopnea index AHI base 29.9 ± 19.97, ODI base 21.06 ± 16.05, LowSpO2 base: 82 ± 10.22. AHI and ODI decreased significantly (p value < 0,05) with appliance after six months.
CONCLUSIONS myTAPTM is effective in reducing apnea hypopnea index scores and improving oxygen saturation level.
Efficacy of a testing appliance in osas management / Cosi, A; Santagostini, A; Chiesa, A; Scribante, A; Segu', M. - ELETTRONICO. - (2017). ((Intervento presentato al convegno SIDO 2017 ROMA tenutosi a ROMA nel 19-21 OTTOBRE.
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