Successful treatment of upper airway resistance syndrome with an oral appliance
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This case report is the first description of the treatment response to an oral appliance (OA) in a patient with upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS). OAs are devices inserted into the mouth in order to modify the position of the mandible and tongue, thus relieving pharyngeal obstruction during sleep in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Findings from this case report suggest that an OA may be a useful treatment option for UARS patients.
Key wordsupper airway resistance syndrome oral appliance obstructive sleep apnea
upper airway resstance syndrome
obstructive sleep apnea
continuous positive airway pressure
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