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Implantable device makes gains on CPAP therapy

January 9, 2014HME News Staff

CLEVELAND - A new device that stimulates a nerve at the back of the tongue to open a person's airway effectively treats obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), making it a viable alternative to CPAP therapy, researchers say in a study published in the Jan. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.The implantable device is called Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation. It delivers a mild electrical stimulation to the base of the tongue, preventing it from collapsing and blocking the airway. Patients turn the...

cpap, Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation, Kingman Strohl, sleep apnea


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