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Oropharyngeal Muscle Exercise Therapy Improves Signs and Symptoms of Post-stroke Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

2018, Dalian, China, Paper, PMID: 30420832, Dongmei Ye, Chen Chen, Dongdong Song, Mei Shen, Hongwei Liu, Surui Zhang, Hong Zhang, Jingya Li, Wenfei Yu and Qiwen Wang, -Source-

The primary aim of the current study was to assess the effects of oropharingeal muscle exercises in obstruction severity on stroke patients with OSAS. The secondary aims were to evaluate the effects of the exercises on rehabilitation of neurological function, sleeping, and morphology change of upper airway. An open-label, single-blind, parallel-group, randomized, controlled trial was designed.

After 6 weeks of treatment, no significant changes were observed in the control group; however, significant changes were observed in the therapy group.

December 7, 2022

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