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Can mandibular advancement devices be a satisfactory substitute for short term use in patients on nasal continuous positive airway pressure?

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BACKGROUND: Mandibular advancement devices (MADs) can successfully control both snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Many patients on nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) for OSA would like a more portable alternative, even if only temporarily. This study assesses what proportion of patients with OSA already on NCPAP can successfully use a MAD for short periods (up to 1 month) as a temporary alternative to NCPAP. METHODS: Fifty patients with OSA, already on NCPAP for at le...

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10.1136/thorax.57.4.305

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Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
57
Issue:
4
Pages:
305-308
Publication date:
2002-04-01
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
Source identifiers:
71492
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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