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CPAP reduces excess death risk in stroke patients with obstructive sleep apnea

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a prospective observational study confirm an increased risk of death in patients with ischemic stroke and moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and suggests that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy markedly reduces this excess risk. Good...

Surgical and non surgical options

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Maurits Boon MD discusses treatment options for sleep apnea that include CPAP masks, tongue retaining devices, and palatal, genial and mandibular advancement procedures. Further reading: Demko BG. Therapeutic options for obstructive sleep apnea. J Mass Dent Soc. 57(2):16-19. 2008. PMID 18758397 ...

A reversible, low-risk treatment option

Pillar Implants for Snoring

Maurits Boon MD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery at Jefferson Medical College discusses the benefits of inserting pillar implants to treat snoring. Further reading: Saylam G et al. Do palatal implants really reduce snoring in long-term follow-up? Laryngoscope. 2009 Feb. 6...