Broadcasting from the USA: Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Aids Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS) helps to reduce obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) but has a decreased response in some patients, according to a study published online April 4 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Rutwik M. Patel, D.O., from Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues investigated whether HGNS therapy is effective for patients with OSA and whether HGNS can treat supine OSA. The analysis included 76 adults with OSA implanted with HGNS.

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