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Efficacy of oral myofunctional therapy in middle-aged to elderly patients with obstructive sleep apnoea treated with continuous positive airway pressure

2021, Tokyo, Japan, Interventional study, PMID: 33080062, Mayumi Suzuki, Toshihiro Okamoto, Yuichi Akagi, Kentaro Matsui, Haruki Sekiguchi, Natsumi Satoya, Yuji Inoue, Akihisa Tatsuta, Nobuhisa Hagiwara, -Source-

Objective: We conducted an interventional study using MFT to evaluate the effect of MFT on middle-to-senior-aged patients with moderate or severe OSA and compared changes in apnoea-hypopnea index (AHI) and tongue pressure.

Conclusions: MFT can be a useful intervention even among middle-aged to elderly patients with OSA. Increased tongue pressure may have contributed to the AHI improvement.

December 7, 2022