Tracking Pulse Oximeter Findings Before, During and After Titration of Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) for Patients With Mild to Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States
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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.