Remotely controlled mandibular positioning of oral appliance therapy during polysomnography and drug-induced sleep endoscopy compared with conventional subjective titration in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: protocol for a randomized crossover trial
This study is the first to compare the most optimal mandibular protrusive position according to three titration procedures, as well as to compare the therapeutic efficacy of these titration methods.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov,NCT03716648. Registered on 23 October 2018.
CONCLUSION: A FE appears almost exclusively in supine position. In patients with a FE, positional therapy can be a promising alternative as a standalone treatment, but also as part of combination therapy with for example mandibular advancement devices or less invasive forms of upper airway surgery. PMID: 31020483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionA FE appears almost exclusively in supine position. In patients with a FE, positional therapy can be a promising alternative as a standalone treatment, but also as part of combination therapy with for example mandibular advancement devices or less invasive forms of upper airway surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: The NAPS method of sedation for DISE seems safe and feasible when performed by trained staff in a hospital setting. PMID: 30364918 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionAfter the analysis of the levels of pro and anti-inflammatory markers (IL-1β, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, Il-15, TNF-α, CRP, α1-GP) in the tonsils, we observed higher levels of markers IL-8 and IL-10 in pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.ResumoIntroduçãoA síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono é caracterizada por episódios repetidos de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores, associados a hipóxia intermitente e hipercapnia, e o principal fator de risco na infância é a hipertrofia adenotonsilar. Os linf&oacu...
Conclusions:The results of this study illustrate that it is feasible to use RCMP during DISE and to determine ETPP within 45 minutes. Comparative research with polysomnography would be useful to further validate the therapy outcome upon use of RCMP during DISE.Citation:Kastoer C, Dieltjens M, Op de Beeck S, Braem MJ, Van de Heyning PH, Vanderveken OM. Remotely controlled mandibular positioning during drug-induced sleep endoscopy toward mandibular advancement device therapy: feasibility and protocol.J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(8):1409–1413.
Conclusions: Patients who snore during sedative endoscopy may need to be evaluated for possible coronary artery disease. PMID: 29132198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Multifeature analysis is a promising means to help identify the anatomical mechanisms of snore sound generation in individual subjects. Significance: This paper describes a novel approach for the machine-based multifeature classification of the excitation location of snore sounds in the upper airway.
AbstractAimTo investigate changes in upper airway volume parameters measured by computerized tomography scans in patients with surgically treated by anterior palatoplasty of whom having pure snoring and mild-moderate obstructive sleep apnea.MethodA prospective study on consecutively anterior palatoplasty performed pure snoring and obstructive sleep apnea patients. Computerized tomography scans were obtained preoperatively and following anterior palatoplasty procedure to measure changes in upper airway volume. Patients underwent diagnostic drug induced sleep endoscopy to assess the site of obstruction. Preoperative and post...
CONCLUSION: DISE provides deep insights into the genesis of obstructions of the upper airway and snoring. Although its value for diagnosis and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing could not yet be demonstrated for all non-CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapies, DISE could identify predictive parameters some methods. Further potential indications for DISE might be predictive examinations for mandibular advancement devices and respiration-synchronous neurostimulation of the hypoglossal nerve. DISE will thus remain a valuable diagnostic tool for obstructive sleep apnea and rhonchopathy. PMID: 2811645...
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with hypoxia and snoring, under conscious sedation are more likely to have OSAS. "Out-of-operating-room" sedoanalgesia is therefore critical. (Acta gastro-enterol. belg., 2016, 79, 289-293). PMID: 27821023 [PubMed - in process]