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Type: Journal article
Title: Obstructive sleep apnoea: A review of the orofacial implications
Author: Sherring, D.
Vowles, N.
Antic, R.
Krishnan, S.
Goss, A.
Citation: Australian Dental Journal, 2001; 46(3):154-165
Publisher: Australian Dental Assn Inc
Issue Date: 2001
ISSN: 0045-0421
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David Sherring, Norman Vowles, Ral Antic, Suren Krishnan and Alastair N Goss
Abstract: Obstructive sleep apnoea is a complex multifactorial condition produced by a combination of anatomical and physiological factors. There is a significant associated mortality and morbidity to obstructive sleep apnoea. There is an at least 25 per cent increased mortality from cardiovascular disease when obstructive sleep apnoea patients are compared to age and gender matched healthy people. Obstructive sleep apnoea sufferers also have a much higher industrial and motor vehicle accident rate. Management of the condition should be undertaken by a multidisciplinary team including respiratory physicians, sleep laboratory technicians, otorhinolaryngologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and dental specialists. The diagnostic and therapeutic interactions of team members are the key to successful treatment. The treatment regime utilises nasal continuous positive airway pressure devices, mandibular advancement splints and soft and hard tissue surgery. This review provides the dental practitioner with an introduction to obstructive sleep apnoea with particular emphasis on the orofacial aspects.
Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnoea
mandibular repositioning appliances
orthognathic surgery
Description: The document attached has been archived with permission from the Australian Dental Association (8th Jan 2008). An external link to the publisher’s copy is included.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2001.tb00276.x
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