Studies of OSA have so far focused on whether any one treatment (CPAP, dental appliances. hypoglossal stimulation, surgery, etc) has an impact on outcomes.Physiologically all that matters is whether the OSA is improved. Studies can be designed using as a metric whether any treatment (or combination) reduces the AHI or any other metric of severity of the OSA. This pooled data can then be related to any desired outcome - including symptomatic neurologic and cardiovascular consequences.
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