Internal nasal dilator in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and treated with continuous positive airway pressure

Internal nasal dilator in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and treated with continuous positive airway pressure

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, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, cardiorespiratory monitoring, continuous positive airway pressure

Abstract

The nasal valve area has the minimal cross-sectional area of the upper airways. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common disorder. It has been reported that nasal obstruction may be associated with OSAS. 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 OSAS and treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). The use of internal nasal dilator significantly reduced the pressure of CPAP (from 11.4±1.5 to 10.8±1.5; p=0.012) able to resolve apnea episodes. In conclusion, this study showed that Nas-air® is a new internal nasal dilator potentially capable to significantly improve adherence and compliance to CPAP.

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Published

11-01-2019

How to Cite

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Internal nasal dilator in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and treated with continuous positive airway pressure. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 Jan. 11 [cited 2024 May 28];90(2-S). Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/8100

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