Positional Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Nico de Vries
  • Madeline Ravesloot
  • J. Peter van Maanen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nico de Vries
      Pages 3-6
    3. Johan A. Verbraecken
      Pages 7-37
  3. Initial Work Up: Polysomnography

  4. Initial Work Up: Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Ioannis Koutsourelakis, Faiza Safiruddin, Nico de Vries
      Pages 107-117
  5. Initial Work Up: General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Madeline Ravesloot, Michaël H. Frank, J. Peter van Maanen, E. A. Verhagen, Jan de Lange, Nico de Vries
      Pages 131-135
    3. Linda B. L. Benoist, Anneclaire V. Vroegop
      Pages 137-139
  6. Sleep Position in Specific Patient Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Linda B. L. Benoist, Sharon Morong, J. Peter van Maanen, Anthony A. J. Hilgevoord, Nico de Vries
      Pages 143-150
    3. Amal Isaiah, Kevin D. Pereira
      Pages 151-161
    4. Sharon Morong, Brenda Hermsen, Nico de Vries
      Pages 163-173
    5. Marjolein A. J. van Looij
      Pages 175-184
    6. Sharon Morong, Linda B. L. Benoist, Nico de Vries
      Pages 185-192
    7. Arie Oksenberg, Aida Dynia, Khitam Nasser, Vlada Goizman, Edith Eitan, Natan Gadoth
      Pages 193-208
    8. Hennie Janssen, Johan A. Verbraecken, Dirk Pevernagie, Sebastiaan Overeem
      Pages 209-219
  7. Treatment of Positional OSA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Madeline Ravesloot, Arjan van der Star, Eline C. Vrijland van Beest
      Pages 223-235
    3. J. Peter van Maanen, Wietske Richard, Ellen R. van Kesteren, Madeline Ravesloot, D. Martin Laman, Antonius J. Hilgevoord et al.
      Pages 243-251
    4. J. Peter van Maanen, Kristel A. W. Meester, Lideke N. Dun, Ioannis Koutsourelakis, Birgit I. Witte, D. Martin Laman et al.
      Pages 253-263
    5. Marijke Dieltjens, Anneclaire V. Vroegop, Annelies E. Verbruggen, Marc Willemen, Johan A. Verbraecken, Wilfried A. de Backer et al.
      Pages 289-296
    6. J. Peter van Maanen, Birgit I. Witte, Nico de Vries
      Pages 297-309
    7. J. Peter van Maanen, Madeline Ravesloot, Nico de Vries
      Pages 311-320
    8. Linda B. L. Benoist, Maurits H. T. de Ruiter, Jan de Lange, Nico de Vries
      Pages 321-329
    9. Ji Ho Choi, Seung Hoon Lee
      Pages 331-341
    10. Samuel Krachman, Irene Swift, Maria Elena Vega
      Pages 343-352
  8. Future Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Piet-Heijn J. M. van Mechelen
      Pages 355-364
    3. Nico de Vries, Madeline Ravesloot, J. Peter van Maanen
      Pages 395-399
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 401-414

About this book


Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most prevalent sleep disordered breathing disorder. It has become apparent that in more than half the patients with OSA, the frequency and duration of apneas are influenced by body position.  To treat patients with Position Dependent OSA (POSA), positional therapy can be considered for preventing patients from sleeping in the worst sleeping position. Recently, treatment of POSA has advanced dramatically with the introduction of a new generation of positional therapy. 

 Positional Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea presents improved OSA diagnostic methods and the tools needed to implement positional therapy in clinical practice.  This includes patient work-up, positional therapy with or without other treatments, consequences of guidelines, and future developments.

 Clinicians, students and researchers will find this comprehensive guide to be an invaluable resource for evaluating and treating sleep breathing disorders.


Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy, Technical aspects, Positional Therapy, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Breathing Sleep Position Trainer, snoring, pregnancy Tongue base surgery, palatal surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Nico de Vries
    • 1
  • Madeline Ravesloot
    • 2
  • J. Peter van Maanen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologySint Lucas Andreas ZiekenhuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of OtorhinolaryngologySint Lucas Andreas ZiekenhuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of OtolaryngologySint Lucas Andreas ZiekenhuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09625-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09626-1
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