A randomized, controlled, crossover study of a noncustomized tongue retaining device for sleep disordered breathing

SLEEP AND BREATHINGVolume 12, Number 4, 369-373, DOI: 10.1007/s11325-008-0187-5

Tongue retaining devices (TRDs) are one type of used to treat sleep disordered breathing. Previous studies have evaluated customized TRDs in comparison to mandibular repositioner appliances. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a noncustomized TRD compared to a control device. A randomized, controlled, crossover design was utilized. The primary outcome was the difference in reduction of the respiratory disturbance index (RDI) between the active suction device (S) and the control, nonsuction device (NS). Secondary outcomes included snoring index, Epworth Sleepiness Scale as well as patient and partner quality-of-life index. Crossover analysis found that only the S device significantly reduced the RDI by 4.9 (95% confidence interval 0.85–8.9) events more than the NS device. This represented a reduction in mean RDI from baseline of 15.5 (±17.6) to 8.9 (±7.6) with the S device. Significant reduction in snoring index was also only found with the S device (214.7–132.9 per hour). Fifty-four percent of subjects indicated they would continue to use only the S device. The S device, with suction, showed better objective and subjective outcomes. Future studies are needed to evaluate these types of devices in larger populations with a wide range of disease severity.

This Article comes to us from Christina LaJoie from Great Lakes. Christina has been working to advance the knowledge of Dental Sleep Medicine since the very first meetings on the topic. She is an excellent resource her contact information is below. I have also included a link to the Great Lakes ortho site should you wish to vie the product

Randy Clare

Christina Marie LaJoie

Sleep Specialist

Great Lakes Orthodontics

200 Cooper Ave.

Tonawanda, NY  14150

Direct Toll Free: 866-781-5073

http://www.greatlakesortho.com/commerce/detail/index.cfm?nPID=1872

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