Effects of Inspire Implantable Nerve Stimulation System on Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
The purpose of the study is to treat patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea by implanting a device which stimulates the hypoglossal nerve to lift the tongue out of the airway during sleep.
Sleep Medicine - Sleep Apnea
Sarah Stolz, MD
Patients must have obstructive sleep apnea with and AHI of between 20 and 50. They must have either failed or be intolerant of CPAP therapy, and willing to have stimulation hardware permanently implanted. They must have a BMI of 32 or less, and meet specific medical criteria (general health, medication etc) which is determined by the investigating physicians.