19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 4–6 June 2010
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VIDEOENDOSCOPIC DIAGNOSIS FOR PREDICTING RESPONSE TO ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Sasao Y1, Okuno K1, Nohara K1, Sakai T1,2
1Department of Oral-Facial Disorders, Osaka University Dental Hospital, Osaka, Japan
2Department of Oral-Facial Disorders, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Osaka, Japan
Introduction:Oral appliance (OA) therapy is one of the treatments for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OA therapy is indicated for use in patients with mild to moderate OSA on the basis of the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). However, it has been reported that some patients with severe OSA also successfully respond to OA. Such findings suggest that patients should not be selected for OA therapy based on AHI alone. Practice parameters are therefore needed to predict OA treatment outcome. We previously reported that nasendoscopy during waking might be helpful for the prediction of treatment success with OA therapy. We report herein additional data and...