The gold standard in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea is nocturnal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). However, a significant percentage of patients do not tolerate CPAP and hence do not adhere to treatment. For the last few years, electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve has been available as an alternative treatment. Currently, two systems are commercially available, which differ with regards to the methods of action and available clinical evidence. This article provides an overview of treatment paths, functions and available data from clinical studies as well as real-world evidence from registries.
|Translated title of the contribution||Hypoglossal nerve stimulation in obstructive sleep apnea: A new therapy option for CPAP intolerance?|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 01.06.2017|
Research Areas and Centers
- Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)