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

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Report Date:

2015-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

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.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE