Oral-appliance therapy obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. Hoekema, Aarnoud

In the treatment of the obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS)
oral-appliance therapy has emerged as an increasingly popular alternative to
continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). The general aim of this thesis was
to evaluate the specific role of oral-appliance therapy in the treatment of OSAHS
patients. The merits and shortcomings of the studies in this thesis have already
been discussed in detail in the previous chapters. In this chapter the main research
outcomes are discussed in a broader context and general conclusions are drawn.
Furthermore, this chapter will discuss and suggest aspects that may be considered
for future research in oral-appliance therapy for OSAHS.