Upper Airway Stimulation for Moderate-to-Severe Sleep Apnea. 1st Update 2019

Reinsperger I, Geiger-Gritsch S
Record ID 32018000348
Original Title: Implantation eines Systems zur Stimulation des Nervus Hypoglossus bei obstruktiver Schlafapnoe. 1. Update 2019
Authors' results and conclusions: Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep-related breathing disorder that is caused by a collapse of the upper airway. Current standard therapy is the continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP), which is limited in its effectiveness due to poor compliance. A new functional therapy approach is the stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve (HNS) by an implantable device to restore the tone of the upper airway dilator muscles. The update search for this first update did not identify any additional RCTs for assessing effectiveness. For safety assessment, we included five single-arm prospective studies and one registry study.
Authors' recommendations: The inclusion in the Austrian catalogue of benefits is currently not recommended based on the available evidence. A new evaluation is proposed for the year 2021.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2019
URL for additional information: http://eprints.aihta.at/1203/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Full HTA
Country: Austria
MeSH Terms
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
  • Hypoglossal Nerve
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Therapeutics
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • hypoglossal nerve
  • electric stimulation
Organisation Name: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for fuer Health Technology Assessment (LBI-HTA), Garnisongasse 7/rechte Stiege Mezzanin (Top 20), 1090 Vienna, Austria. Tel: +43 1 236 8119 - 0 Fax: +43 1 236 8119 - 99
Contact Name: tarquin.mittermayr@aihta.at
Contact Email: office@aihta.at
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