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Antisnoring Effects of Adjustable Anterior Positioner: Case Study

조절성 전방이동형 코골이 방지장치의 효과

  • Kim, Ki-Suk (Department of Oral Medicine, Dental School, Dankook University)
  • 김기석 (단국대학교 치과대학 구강내과학교실)
  • Received : 2012.11.02
  • Accepted : 2012.11.22
  • Published : 2012.12.30

Abstract

Oral appliances are a primary treatment option for snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and are considered as an alternative for patients with severe OSA who have failed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or upper airway surgery. But it is true that OAs have varying degrees of effectiveness depending on different oral appliances and the efficacy of OAs are established in some but not all patients. New oral appliance, which is one of Adjustable Anterior Positioners, was developed by Dept of Oral Medicine, Dental School, Dankook University. This is a report for treating severe OSA patient with a failure of previous uvulopalatopharyngoplasty using a new Adjustable Anterior Positioner, followed by significant success of controlling OSA.

Keywords

Obstructive sleep apnea;Oral appliance;Adjustable Anterior Positioner;Snoring

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 단국대학교

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