Treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea

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Abstract

Purpose:

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a global problem with implications for general health and quality of life, and is often encountered in patients with neurologic disease. This review outlines treatment modalities to consider for management of OSA in patients with neurologic disease.

Recent findings:

New advances in positive airway pressure (PAP) devices, oral appliances, and surgical interventions offer a wide range of treatment options for patients with OSA.

Summary:

PAP therapy remains the gold standard treatment for OSA. Other treatment modalities may be considered for OSA patients who decline or cannot tolerate PAP therapy. Some OSA patients may benefit from multimodal treatment.

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