Changes in craniofacial and airway morphology as well as quality of life after passive myofunctional therapy in children with obstructive sleep apnea: a comparative cohort study

ConclusionsPreliminary evidence is substantiated for the benefits of 1-year PMFT using an oral device with a built-in tongue bead, including improvements in nasal breathing during sleep, mandible linear growth (Co-Gn and N-Me), airway morphology (OPha-Ophp), and patients ’ quality of life.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Conclusions:Regarding patients with RS referred to the sleep medicine clinic, snoring and witnessed apneas were the most common presenting complaints. In addition to breathing abnormalities during wake, OSA was very common in our cohort. Further studies are needed to examine the pathogenesis of OSA in RS and relationships between disease genotype and respiratory abnormality phenotype.Citation:Sarber KM, Howard JJM, Dye TJ, Pascoe JE, Simakajornboon N. Sleep-disordered breathing in pediatric patients with rett syndrome.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(10):1451–1457.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Study Objectives:Our objectives were to determine in an obese population (body mass index> 35 kg/m2) the number of patients, after gastric bypass (GBP), who no longer met French Ministry of Health criteria for utilizing positive airway pressure (PAP), and the predictive factors of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) improvement.Methods:Between June 2012 and August 2014 we diagnosed OSA in 129 incident patients requiring PAP therapy before GBP. A postoperative sleep recording was undertaken for 44 of these patients after a weight loss of at least 10%.Results:Most of the patients showed severe OSA with a mean [standard deviatio...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThis ex-vivo ovine surgical model could represent the right tool for BSS training thanks to readily available and inexpensive specimens. Moreover, it appears to present the realistic anatomy and tissue consistence essential for an adequate surgical simulation.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
AbstractSleep complaints are frequently reported by patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). This review aims to offer dental practitioners and allied specialties a basic understanding of sleep quality, measured it subjectively and objectively, and common sleep disturbances that are present in TMD patients. Guidance in identifying and managing patients with TMD and comorbid sleep related complaints will be provided as well. Dentists should be able to screen sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep disordered breathing (apnea, snoring), or sleep bruxism, and to refer patients to the appropriate specialist when necess...
Source: Oral Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Invited Review Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 October 2019Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Roman Povolotskiy, Mickey E. Abraham, Adam B. Leverant, Amishav Bresler, Boris PaskhoverAbstractPurposeThe Pillar Palatal Implant System is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Prior studies have examined the effectiveness of this procedure, however no prior study has thoroughly evaluated its complications. We anticipate that this analysis will provide valuable insight into these procedures which can be used in patient education and post-operative follow-up.Materials and ...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractOSA is a disease of modernisation. Though many modalities are available for its treatment from invasive to non-invasive; the role of lifestyle modification can never be underrated. Lifestyle modification normally includes walk; diet with less fat; abstinence from alcohol and smoking along with regularising of sleep schedule. However the role of calorie deficit diet along with strength training in OSA has not been extensively researched till date. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of the calorie deficit diet and strength training in patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. It is a prospec...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
We report a case of a 44-year-old male with a 20-year history of dream enactment behavior that was incidentally captured on a polysomnogram during an evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea. Genetic testing found the patient had a homozygous deletion for one of the five tandem repeats in exon 18 of thePER3 gene. This case highlights a potential genetic basis for idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder.Citation:Brock MS, Shirley S, Rohena L, Moore BA, Mysliwiec V. Unexpected finding of idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder in a young healthy male with snoring: a case report.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(9):1369–1371.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
This study was designed to examine the association between sleep problems and different categories of OAD amongst US adults. METHODS: We conducted an observational, cross-sectional study using a nationally representative sample of the US civilian non-institutionalized population from 2007 to 2008 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES). A total of 3204 study participants aged ≥35 years were stratified into four groups, using a self-reported history of asthma and data from spirometry: asthma-COPD overlap (ACO) (n = 70, 2.2%), asthma (n = 168, 5.2%), chronic obstru...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
This study revealed the current situation of efficacy and side effects of OA therapy, and the problem that the reassessment rate of OA was low in Japan.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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