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.
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.