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In our study, acute unilateral stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve during sleep in patients with obstructive sleep apnea resulted in progressive increases in inspiratory airflow with increasing stimulation intensity, and inspiratory flow limitation was completely eliminated in the majority of patients," said Dr.
The electrodes deliver mild electrical pulses to the hypoglossal nerve, stimulating various muscles and thereby improving muscle tone of the upper airway.
The electrodes deliver mild electrical pulses to the hypoglossal nerve, stimulating multiple tongue muscles and thereby restoring muscle tone to the upper airway.
The electrodes deliver mild pulses to the hypoglossal nerve, stimulating various muscles and thereby increasing upper airway flow during sleep.
The aura6000[TM] system delivers the THN Sleep Therapy via a multi-contact electrode array that targets stimulation to subsets of the hypoglossal nerve to increase muscle tone in key tongue muscles during sleep, thereby opening the upper airway and treating OSA.
In the Stimulation Therapy for Apnea Reduction (The STAR Trial) study, researchers tested an implantable electronic stimulation device called Inspire(TM) Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy, designed to significantly reduce the burden of obstructive sleep apnea by delivering stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve timed to each breathing cycle.
We report a case of primary extracranial meningioma arising from the hypoglossal nerve in a 54-year-old man who presented with a 9-month history of hoarseness and progressive dysphagia.
The other patient presented with dysphagia secondary to hypoglossal nerve compression.
The study is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation (HGNS[sup.
To the best of the author's knowledge, this is the first report of a painless, unilateral enlargement of the tongue caused by acute hypoglossal nerve denervation as the sole presenting feature of a painless, spontaneous dissection of the distal cervical ICA at the skull base.
March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three articles have recently been published showing positive results from the Apnex Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation (HGNS[R]) System clinical studies in the United States and Australia.
Meanwhile, the hypoglossal nerve runs medial to the IXth, Xth, and XIth cranial nerves after its exit from the cranium.