Internal nasal dilator in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Internal nasal dilator in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Authors

  • Matteo Gelardi Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Pierluigi Intiglietta Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Science, Institute of Respiratory Disease, School of Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
  • Giuseppe Porro Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Vitaliano Nicola Quaranta Pneumology Unity, Di Venere Hospital, Bari, Italy
  • Onofrio Resta Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Science, Institute of Respiratory Disease, School of Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
  • Nicola Quaranta Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Giorgio Ciprandi Allergy, Casa di Cura Villa Montallegro, Genoa, Italy

Keywords:

nasal valve, internal nasal dilator, Nas-air ®, obstructive sleep apnea, respiratory parameters

Abstract

The nasal valve area has the minimal cross-sectional area of the upper airways. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder. It has been reported that nasal obstruction may be associated with OSA. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the use an internal nasal dilator may be able to affect respiratory pattern in a group of patients with OSA. The use of internal nasal dilator was able to significantly reduce two relevant respiratory outcomes, such as the apnea-hypopnea index and the oxygen desaturation index, notably there was also a positive trend for the reduction of total sleep time with HbO2 <90%). Nas-air® was also able to significantly improve restorative sleep performance. In conclusion, the present study demonstrates that Nas-air® is a new internal nasal dilator potentially capable to significantly improve respiratory outcomes and sleep quality.

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Published

11-01-2019

How to Cite

1.
Gelardi M, Intiglietta P, Porro G, Quaranta VN, Resta O, Quaranta N, et al. Internal nasal dilator in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 Jan. 11 [cited 2024 Jul. 18];90(2-S). Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/8099