2019 Winter Conference

Evidence-based Recommendations for the Treatment of Children or Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Jan 27, 2019 10:10am ‐ Jan 27, 2019 10:50am


Description

Several treatment approaches are being used for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), including among others continuous positive airway pressure, intraoral appliances for mandibular advancement, conventional or surgically-assisted maxillary expansion, and surgical maxillomandibular advancement. This lecture summarizes existing evidence from high quality clinical trials on humans using a systematic review & network meta-analysis framework to assess the comparative effectiveness of the various treatment approaches of OSA.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the most effective treatment for OSA.
  • Recognize the treatment effects and adverse effects that can be expected with each treatment alternative for OSA.
  • Implement patient-/, appliance-/, or technique-related factors associated with the success of OSA treatment in individualized clinical decision-making.

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