Sleep & Breathing

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 98–101 | Cite as

Successful treatment of upper airway resistance syndrome with an oral appliance

  • Daniel I. LoubeEmail author
  • Teotimo Andrada
  • Natesa Shanmagum
  • Michael T. Singer
Case Report


This case report is the first description of the treatment response to an oral appliance (OA) in a patient with upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS). OAs are devices inserted into the mouth in order to modify the position of the mandible and tongue, thus relieving pharyngeal obstruction during sleep in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Findings from this case report suggest that an OA may be a useful treatment option for UARS patients.

Key words

upper airway resistance syndrome oral appliance obstructive sleep apnea 



oral appliance


upper airway resstance syndrome


obstructive sleep apnea


esophageal pressure


continuous positive airway pressure




nocturnal polysomnography




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel I. Loube
    • 1
    Email author
  • Teotimo Andrada
  • Natesa Shanmagum
  • Michael T. Singer
  1. 1.Sleep Disorders CenterPulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical CenterWashington, DC

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