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CURRENT ISSUEOTORINOLARINGOLOGIA

A Journal on Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Otoneurosurgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus

Frequency: Quarterly

ISSN 0026-4938

Online ISSN 1827-188X

 

Otorinolaringologia 2016 March;66(1):5-15

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New and innovative treatments for obstructive sleep apnea in adults: a systematic review

Camilo FERNANDEZ-SALVADOR, Edward T. CHANG, Sungjin A. SONG, Justin M. WEI, Macario CAMACHO

Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, USA

INTRODUCTION: The aim of this paper is to systematically review the international literature regarding new and innovative treatments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Three co-authors independently searched five databases (including PubMed/MEDLINE).
EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: The co-authors screened over 800 articles and identified a total of eight major categories for new and innovative treatment options for OSA. Treatment options include positive airway pressure devices, oral appliances, nasal appliances/devices, positional therapy devices/equipment, surgical devices and operating room equipment (e.g. transoral robotic surgery, electrical stimulation), drug therapies and magnetic devices.
CONCLUSIONS: Current literature demonstrates that there are at least eight major categories for new and innovative treatment options for OSA. Additional research is recommended, as there is currently no universal cure.

language: English


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