Last updated on November 2018

Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in Children and Maxillary and Mandibular Development

Brief description of study

Assessment of the association of maxillary expansion using a rapid palatal expansion, use of a mandibular advancement appliance (MGA) and of a device allowing sleep in a semi-seated position (Yoobreath) in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OAS). MGA and YooBreath constitute the Yookid system.

Detailed Study Description

Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome (OSA) shows a 10% morbidity rate in children with a higher rate between the ages of 3 and 5. Generally speaking, its prevalence is underestimated. Furthermore, detecting OSA remains difficult due to its particular physiopathology. The decrease in nasopharyngeal airway dimensions is the most common etiology. This decrease is related to soft tissues as well as maxillomandibular abnormalities. The aim of the study is to show that reducing sleep apnea in children remains possible when inducing rapid palatal expansion and mandibular advancement using the Yookid system. The Yookid system associates a mandibular advancement appliance and repositioning of the patient during sleep.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03267927

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