Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine

Register      Login

VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2008 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

A Simple Removable Custom Made Mandibular Advancement Device Fabricated for an Elderly Lady Suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea – A Case Report

R. U. Thombare, A. J. Pakhan, B. K. Motwani, S. R. Godbole, S. K. Diwan, Prachi Gupta, Pallavi Thombare

Keywords : Obstructive sleep apnea, oral appliance, polysomnography.

Citation Information : Thombare RU, Pakhan AJ, Motwani BK, Godbole SR, Diwan SK, Gupta P, Thombare P. A Simple Removable Custom Made Mandibular Advancement Device Fabricated for an Elderly Lady Suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea – A Case Report. Indian Sleep Med 2008; 3 (4):144-147.

DOI: 10.5005/ijsm-3-4-144

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2008

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Nearly every practitioner in dentistry, no matter what his or her specialty or special interest, may have a potential role in the management of patients with a sleep disorder, particularly snoring and sleep apnoea. Every dentist as a practitioner in the healthcare field should be able to assist the patient identified with a potential sleep disorder by making recommendations, referrals or participating in overall management. Many dentists are not familiar with sleep medicine, its magnitude, and prevalence of sleep disorders. This case report reflects how a low cost custom made mandibular repositioning appliance has helped an obese severe obstructive sleep apnea patient, non-affordable for continuous positive pressure device in getting relieved of her symptoms and improved her quality of life by a better night\'s rest.


PDF Share
  1. Clark GT, Blumenfeld I, Yoffe N, et al. A crossover study comparing the efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure with anterior mandibular positioning devices on patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Chest 1996; 109:1477–1483.
  2. Ferguson KA, Ono T, Lowe AA, et al. A randomized crossover study of an oral appliance vs nasal-continuous positive airway pressure in the treatment of mild-moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Chest 1996; 109:1269–1275.
  3. Goncalves MA, Paiva T, Ramos E, Guilleminault C. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, sleepiness, and quality of life. Chest 2004;125:2091-6.
  4. Lacasse Y, Bureau MP, Series F. A new standardised and self administered quality of life questionnaire specific to obstructive sleep apnoea. Thorax 2004; 59:494-9.
  5. Shamsuzzaman AS, Gersh BJ, Somers VK. Obstructive sleep apnea: implications for cardiac and vascular disease. JAMA 2003;290:1906-14.
  6. Lowe A. Oral appliance for sleep breathing disorders. In: Kryger M, Roth T, Dement W, eds. Principles and practice of sleep medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders, 2000; 929–939.
  7. Practice Parameters for the Treatment of Snoring and OSA with Oral Appliances: An Update for 2005. American Academy of Sleep Medicine Report, 2005, Sleep, Vol. 29(2), 240–243.
  8. Ferguson KA, Cartwright R, Rogers R, Nowara W S. Oral Appliances for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Review. Sleep 2006, Vol. 29(2), 244-262.
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.