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Sleep & Breathing

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 98–101 | Cite as

Successful treatment of upper airway resistance syndrome with an oral appliance

  • Daniel I. Loube
  • Teotimo Andrada
  • Natesa Shanmagum
  • Michael T. Singer
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Abstract

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 words

upper airway resistance syndrome oral appliance obstructive sleep apnea 

Abbreviations

OA

oral appliance

UARS

upper airway resstance syndrome

OSA

obstructive sleep apnea

Pes

esophageal pressure

CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure

UPPP

uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

NPSG

nocturnal polysomnography

EEG

electroencephalography

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel I. Loube
    • 1
  • Teotimo Andrada
  • Natesa Shanmagum
  • Michael T. Singer
  1. 1.Sleep Disorders CenterPulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical CenterWashington, DC

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