Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0277

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Makoto Satoh

Makoto Satoh
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine,
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8575

  • Research Article
    Pilot Study of a Nasal Airway Stent for the Treatment on Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Author(s): Yumi Hirata and Makoto SatohYumi Hirata and Makoto Satoh

    Study background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disease characterized by repetitive upper airway obstruction during sleep. OSA is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been established as a standard therapy for OSA, but it is not always tolerated by OSA patients. Objective: In a pilot study, we evaluated the therapeutic effects of the nasal airway stent (NAS), a new nasopharyngeal device placed in the nasopharynx, on OSA and snoring. Methods: Six subjects with OSA were enrolled. The apnea-hypopnea index, oxygen desaturation index, lowest oxygen saturation, and snore index were analyzed before and during treatment with the NAS. Results: All subjects tolerated the NAS, with good compliance. Treatment with th.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0277.1000207

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