Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is a highly prevalent disease leading to severe medical consequences if left untreated. OSAS affects about 2% - 4% of the adult population. Moreover, it is the most common progressive and serious sleep breathing disorder that is responsible for more mortality and morbidity than any other sleep disorder. It also impairs quality of life by increasing the risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Currently, it is considered to be a systemic disease.
Among the different treatment modalities currently available to treat OSAS is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) which was considered the most efficient and is known as the gold standard in the treatment of this condition. The CPAP works as a pneumatic splint to relieve airway obstruction during sleep to eliminate respiratory events.
Can Oral Appliances be an Alternative Treatment for Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Patients?: Aida M. Yousef and Fatma El-Waseef
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Last date updated on July, 2014