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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1012726.pdf


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