Treating Severe OSA – Versatility is Key
Dental Sleep Practice – Product Spotlight | Winter 2020
by Steven Olmos, DDS, DABCP, DABCDSM, DABDSM, DAIPM, FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, FADI, FIAO, FACD
Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is comprised of various structural and neural pathologies of the upper airway. Ob-structive sleep apnea (OSA) is among the most prevalent forms of SDB. Regardless of disease severity, OSA has a host of metabolic and cardiovascular comorbid conditions. Mild and moderate apnea is often treated with positive pressure devices including APAP, BiPAP, and CPAP. However, 46% to 83% of patients are nonadherent if compliance is defined as usage for 4 or more hours per night.
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