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《China Practical Medicine》 2009-20
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The vacuum forming plastic appliance clinical application to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

WU Xiu-qing.Department of Stomatology,Heyuan Municipal People's Hospital,Heyuan 517000,China  
Objective To observe the efficacy of OA to treat the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome(OSAS).Methods Sixteen patients who are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome(OSAS)and in line with the conditions for treatment were treated with OA.The result of polysomnography(PSG)and changes of the rational symptom before and after 2 months' treatment were compared.Results Objective response rate of OA is 85%.The symptoms such as feeling oppressed and awake from sleep followed snore,daytime lethargy were improved or disappeared.They became better obviously after treatment.The difference of apnea index,hypopnea index and lowest oxygen saturation before and after treatment has statistical significance.Conclusion OA can be a method to treat internal medicine diseases.Its efficacy was comfirmed and it is easy to be operated.The patients will accept it easier since it is small and with good retention.
【CateGory Index】: R766
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