Upper airway assessment in Orthodontics: a review
Conclusiones: Es fundamental conocer métod os de evaluación de vía aérea que incluyen; un examen clínico, evaluación radiográfica y de Conebeam, éstos alertan de alteraciones que interfieren en el tratamiento.Abstract: Introduction: Upper airway assessment is particularly important in the daily work of orthodontists, pediatric dentists, ENT specialists, speech therapists, etc., because of its close connection with the development of craniofacial structures and with other pathologies such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). Objective: To review the limits, functions and anomalies of different areas that make up the upper airway, to provide information about specific methods most widely used by specialists for their evaluation, and to describe and evaluate the information level and diagnostic accuracy of methods such as lateral cephalometric analysis and cone beam CT. Materials and Methods: The search was conducted on PubMed, with the following keywords: upper airway and CBCT, upper airway and assessment, evaluation and upper airway; upper airway and orthodontics. Only studies less than 5 years old were selected. A total of 46 papers were read and finally, 38 studios were selected. Conclusions: It is essential to know upper airway assessment methods, which include a clinical examination, a radiographic evaluation and CBCT. These will indicate possible functional changes that could interfere with treatment
Authors: Diaz-Abad M, Steiropoulos P, Esquinas AM PMID: 31426624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
PMID: 31425244 [PubMed - in process]
PMID: 31425241 [PubMed - in process]
Condition: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Intervention: Device: New nasal pillows mask with PAP therapy Sponsor: Fisher and Paykel Healthcare Not yet recruiting
Conclusions: The present review does not support the hypothesis of a direct interaction between OSA and testosterone. Strategies other than CPAP should therefore be considered in managing hypogonadism in patients with OSA.
ConclusionsAccording to this study, in our institution, in cases of major tonsillar hypertrophy, simultaneous soft palate surgery had no significant impact on the success rate, regardless of soft palate length. Associating soft palate surgery with palatine tonsillectomy does not seem mandatory to increase the success rate.Level of evidenceIII. Retrospective comparative study
This study aimed to explore the association between thyroid dysfunction and OSA in the adults with prediabetes or diabetes mellitus type 2, who have very high prevalence of OSA.MethodsOSA was assessed using an in-home monitoring device, WatchPAT200. OSA severity was measured using apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), oxygen desaturation index (ODI), minimum oxygen saturation (minO2), and time spent under oxygen saturation
Endothelial dysfunction is one of the most important early indicators of atherosclerosis in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Endothelial cell specific molecules-1 (ESM-1), which is a novel endothelial d...
Halil Onder, Mustafa AksoyJournal of Pediatric Neurosciences 2019 14(2):110-112