Oral and maxillofacial approach for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea - Review

Srikanth, G and John, Evit Rajan and Pentapati, Kalyana Chakravarthy (2017) Oral and maxillofacial approach for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea - Review. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 9 (6). pp. 840-844. ISSN 0975-1459

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS) is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. It is associated with significant co-morbidities affecting millions of people around the world. Many of these individuals remain undiagnosed while those who are diagnosed often exhibit poor compliance with the nightly use of Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP), a very effective non-invasive modality. The growing failure and discomfort reported by the patients brought light into the possibility of other options such as oral appliance therapy and surgical therapy, with an absolute cure rate in moderate to severe OSAHS seen with Maxillo-Mandibular Advancement (MMA) surgery. The article reviews various Oral and Maxillofacial management options for the treatment of OSAHS with their success rates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – Hypopnea; Maxillo-Mandibular Advancement; Distraction Osteogenesis; Continuous positive airway pressure.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 06:01
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 06:01
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149895

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