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2019 Winter Conference

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

‐ Jan 27, 2019 10:50am

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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