CGS Vol. 54: Sleep Apnea: What Every Clinician (and Patient) Should Know


EDITORS: James A. McNamara, Jr., Anita Valanju Shelgikar
PUBLISHER: The University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development, and the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry (2018)
ISBN: 0-929921-50-x (NP #7054)
WEIGHT: 1.92 lbs
HARDCOVER: 399 pages

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Book Description

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a relatively common disorder characterized by the repeated collapse of the upper airway, resulting in sleep fragmentation and episodic hypoxemia. The consequences of untreated sleep apnea can be significant and include increased risk of cardiovascular events (e.g., heart attack, stroke), decreased quality of life and motor vehicle accidents. It is estimated that over 80% of individuals who have sleep apnea do not know that they have this medical problem, emphasizing the need for greater awareness among both clinicians and the lay population.

OSA has a complex multi-factorial etiology and is more common in older adults who are overweight, but it can affect individuals of any age and body type. Even children, especially those with enlarged tonsillar or constricted nasopharyngeal tissues may have OSA. It requires long-term management; lifestyle changes, positive airway pressure, oral appliances, and/or surgery can be used treat sleep apnea successfully once the condition is diagnosed.

The Moyers Symposium has had a long history of dealing with interdisciplinary topics and the 44th Annual Moyers Symposium was no exception. We brought together ten healthcare providers in both medicine and dentistry who have expertise in sleep-disordered breathing to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of OSA patients, considering in detail the multiple treatment approaches that are available. Some of the attendees also may have discovered that this condition was relevant personally, as the signs, symptoms and history of OSA were presented during the meeting.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea: What It Is and Why Should We Care?
Anita Valanju Shelgikar

What’s Your Number? Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Douglas Kirsch

CPAP in the Treatment of Sleep Apnea
John C. Carter and Vishesh K. Kapur

Pediatric Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Basic Concepts Pertinent to Orthodontists
Joseane Pizzatto and Carlos Flores-Mir

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: More Than Just Large Tonsils
Timothy F. Hoban

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The Orthodontic Perspective
Benjamin Pliska

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Primary Snoring in the Pediatric Patient
Bhoomika Ahuja

Managing Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliances
R. Scott Conley

Surgical Management of Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Joseph Helman

Surgical Correction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sharon Aronovich

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Patient’s Perspective
Louis Chmura

Genetic Factors Affecting Facial Morphology Associated with Sleep Apnea
James K. Hartsfield, Jr., Lorri Ann Morford, George Jeryn Jacob, G. Thomas Kluemper

CBCT: Its Role in Detecting Obstructive Airway Problems in Adults and Children
Sean K. Carlson

Critical Concepts in the Diagnosis of the Airway Using 3D Images
Lucia H.M. Cevidanes, Cauby M. Chaves Jr., Tung Nguyen, Alexandre Moro, Paula P. Spada, Suelen W. Borges, Alexandre T. Motta, Yoon-Ji Kim, Marilia Yatabe, Marcos Ioshida, Antonio C.O. Ruellas

Characterization of the Upper Airway Starting from CBCT Data
Paolo M. Cattaneo, Gabriele Di Carlo, Sirwan Fernandez Gurani

Upper Airway Characteristics of Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate
Marilia Yatabe, Ivy Kiemle Trindade-Suedam, Inge Elly Kiemle Trindade

Cervical Spine Angles, Craniocervical Posture, Neck Length and Oropharyngeal Airway Analyses of Sleep Apnea Patients in Both Supine and Upright Positions: A Retrospective Three-dimensional Imaging Study
Sundaralingam Prem Premaraj, Brian Luong, Kim Sung, Thyagaseely Sheela Premaraj

The Effects of Tongue, Hyoid and Pharyngeal Airway Space on Craniofacial Growth
Yoon-Ji Kim, Youngjun Kim, Laehyun Kim, Jae-Jun Ryu

Disordered Breathing in the Perinatal Period Induces Bone and Metabolic Injury
Eung-Kwon Pae

CBCT Evaluation of Volumetric Changes in the Upper Airway Following Repositioning the Mandible to Centric Relation
Thyagaseely Sheela Premaraj, Jason Robert Scott, Mary E. Burns, Sundaralingam Prem Premaraj

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Weight 1.92 lbs
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25 in

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