Obstructive Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance vs. Auto Titrating Positive Airway Pressure
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States
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Obstructive sleep apnea OSA is characterized by episodes of complete or partial upper airway collapse when breathing is periodically stopped apnea or markedly reduced hypopnea. It is diagnosed in a sleep study by polysomnography PSG that determines an apnea-hypopnea-index AHI. Positive airway pressure PAP is the most common approach for treating OSA. Oral appliances OA are sometimes used as primary therapy for OSA and for patients unable to tolerate PAP.