New Treatment For Sleep Apnea Based On The Insertion Of A Silicone-Based Tube Into One Nostril
The Tube Is Called A Nasopharyngeal Airway Stent And Is Well Tolerated By Patients
According to a study, there is a treatment based on the insertion of single-use, flexible silicone-based tube into one nostril, called nasopharyngeal airway stent. These allow the flow of air and are an effective and well-tolerated treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. These are an alternative to CPAP machines, which are the usual treatment but are uncomfortable with a great percentage of sleep apnea sufferers, reaching an abandonment rate of 50%. The study revealed that patients with moderate to severe apnea showed a significant improvement, but patients with mild sleep apnea did not present a similar improvement. More info click here.