Accession Number : AD1012726

Title :   Tracking Pulse Oximeter Findings Before, During and After Titration of Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) for Patients With Mild to Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States

Personal Author(s) : Lee,Jaime K

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : The maximum tolerable jaw protrusive setting on a mandibular advancement device (MAD) for an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patient is believed to optimally open the airway and reduce apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) as measured by polysomnography (PSG). However, the objective data to support this contention are inconclusive. There may be a range of sub-maximal jaw protrusion settings that achieve the desired improvement in OSA symptoms. Analysis of nightly pulse oximetty (pulseox) data during home titration of a MAD may indicate when optimal protrusion is achieved.

Descriptors :   SLEEP DISORDERS , dentistry , jaw

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE