Departmental Bulletin Paper 滋賀医科大学医学部附属病院歯科口腔外科におけるOA適応OSAS患者の臨床統計学的検討

山田, 聡  ,  渋谷, 亜佑美  ,  村上, 拓也  ,  越沼, 伸也  ,  肥後, 智樹  ,  山本, 学

29 ( 1 )  , pp.55 - 58 , 2016-04-05 , 滋賀医科大学雑誌編集委員会
[Purpose] Social attention to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has increased in recent years. Reportedly, an oral appliance (OA) is useful for OSAS treatment. The aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy of OA and identify other underlying medical conditions among OSAS patients who visited our department for OA treatment. [Methods] We investigated 94 patients who received OA treatment in our department from January 2013 to December 2014. We examined the treatment efficacy and investigated associations with other underlying disorders. [Results] We found that 75.0% of patients showed improved apnea–hypopnea index after the treatment. In addition, the most common underlying disorder was diabetes (25.5%), followed by mental illnesses such as depression (21.3%), and high blood pressure (21.3%). [Discussion] Our study indicated that OA is useful for treating OSAS patients.

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