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    Sleep Review Reports New Prosomnus Medical Director

    ProSomnus Medical Director - Announcement On May 24, 2018, The Journal For Sleep Specialists announced the appointment of Dr. Sall as ProSomnus  medical director. ProSomnus is a leading manufacturer of oral appliances. Oral appliances are [...]

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    Pharmacologic Therapies for the treatment of OSA

    Pharmacologic Therapies for the treatment of OSA Sleep Apnea Medications: 1. Anti-obesity drugs are being used frequently to assist in achievement of weight loss by modifying fat digestion and suppressing appetite. 2. The effect of these drugs [...]

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    Ask These 2 Questions Before Choosing Your Oral Appliance Provider…

    Worried your dentist may be selling you on an oral appliance or CPAC brand just to make more money? This post is for you... Most patients don't know that their dentist has legal and ethical considerations [...]

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    Surgical Therapies for Weight Loss in the Treatment of OSA

    10 Things To Know About Bariatric Surgery 1. Bariatric surgery has emerged as a treatment option for morbidly obese patients who fail traditional weight loss approaches. 2. Bariatric surgery induces weight loss by malabsorption, restriction, or hormonal [...]

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    Weight Loss in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    1. Although obesity is one of the important risk factors for OSA, the mechanism behind its causality is not well understood. 2. In obese patients with OSA, weight loss should never be recommended as the sole treatment [...]

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    Positional Therapy for Treatment of OSA

    1. The effect of sleep position on the severity of OSA has been well established. 2. Positional OSA is defined as OSA with AHI in the supine position that is at least double the AHI in a [...]

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    Orthodontic Treatment of OSA

    Orthodontic Treatment of OSA 1. In the pediatric population, it is well established that enlarged tonsils and adenoids contribute to sleep disordered breathing and malocclusion. 2. The literature is rich with scientific evidence that maxillary expansion is [...]

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    Oral Myofunctional Therapy for Treatment of OSA

    Oral Myofunctional Therapy for Treatment of OSA 1. There are twenty or more upper airway muscles, including muscles in the soft palate, tongue, and pharynx that play a major role in keeping the airway patent. 2. Oral [...]

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    Nasal Resistive Devices for OSA Treatment

    Nasal Resistive Devices for OSA Treatment 1. Multiple imaging studies (nasopharyngoscopy, fluoroscopy, cephalometric radiography, CT, MRI, echo imaging, computer fluid dynamics) have been done on the upper airway in patients with OSA to evaluate the site [...]

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    Lifestyle changes that help reduce OSA symptoms…

    Lifestyle Interventions in the Treatment of OSA Lifestyle interventions include dietary modification, behavioral therapy, and their combinations. Little data currently exist on the efficacy of weight loss via dietary management on OSA. Behavioral therapy refers [...]

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