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Treatment of upper airway resistance syndrome in adults: Where do we stand?

de Godoy LB, Palombini LO, Guilleminault C, Poyares D, Tufik S, Togeiro SM - Sleep Sci (2015)

Bottom Line: We found 27 articles describing UARS treatment.Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been the mainstay therapy prescribed but with limited effectiveness.Oral appliances seem to be effective but their efficacy is not yet established.

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Affiliation: Disciplina de Medicina e Biologia do Sono, Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate the available literature regarding Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) treatment.

Methods: Keywords "Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome," "Sleep-related Breathing Disorder treatment," "Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatment" and "flow limitation and sleep" were used in main databases.

Results: We found 27 articles describing UARS treatment. Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been the mainstay therapy prescribed but with limited effectiveness. Studies about surgical treatments had methodological limitations. Oral appliances seem to be effective but their efficacy is not yet established.

Conclusion: Randomized controlled trials with larger numbers of patients and long-term follow-up are important to establish UARS treatment options.

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Mentions: Seventeen (17) articles (Table 2) and ten (10) reviews were initially evaluated (Fig. 1). A summary of the original articles evaluated with year and journal of publication, study design, number and characteristics of the patients and conclusions are described in Table 2. The reports consisted mainly of case reports and case series. The main findings are discussed below.


Treatment of upper airway resistance syndrome in adults: Where do we stand?

de Godoy LB, Palombini LO, Guilleminault C, Poyares D, Tufik S, Togeiro SM - Sleep Sci (2015)

Flow diagram for identification of articles that were evaluated, excluded and included in the review.
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f0005: Flow diagram for identification of articles that were evaluated, excluded and included in the review.
Mentions: Seventeen (17) articles (Table 2) and ten (10) reviews were initially evaluated (Fig. 1). A summary of the original articles evaluated with year and journal of publication, study design, number and characteristics of the patients and conclusions are described in Table 2. The reports consisted mainly of case reports and case series. The main findings are discussed below.

Bottom Line: We found 27 articles describing UARS treatment.Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been the mainstay therapy prescribed but with limited effectiveness.Oral appliances seem to be effective but their efficacy is not yet established.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Disciplina de Medicina e Biologia do Sono, Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate the available literature regarding Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) treatment.

Methods: Keywords "Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome," "Sleep-related Breathing Disorder treatment," "Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatment" and "flow limitation and sleep" were used in main databases.

Results: We found 27 articles describing UARS treatment. Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been the mainstay therapy prescribed but with limited effectiveness. Studies about surgical treatments had methodological limitations. Oral appliances seem to be effective but their efficacy is not yet established.

Conclusion: Randomized controlled trials with larger numbers of patients and long-term follow-up are important to establish UARS treatment options.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus