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J Otolaryngol. 2004 Jun;33(3):172-6.

Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea: compliance with oral appliance therapy.

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Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the effectiveness of oral appliances in clinical practice.

DESIGN:

Survey of 110 subjects.

SETTING:

Hospital-based dental practice.

METHODS:

Questionnaire.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Compliance and control of sleepiness and snoring.

RESULTS:

Fifty-seven percent of respondents were compliant with therapy, reporting control of sleepiness and snoring.

CONCLUSIONS:

More than 50% of those on oral appliance therapy reported continued use after at least 18 months.

PMID:
15841995
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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