What are the mechanical measures for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Mechanical measures include positive airway pressure with a CPAP or bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) device and oral appliance (OA) therapy. CPAP is the standard treatment option for OSA and generally can reverse this condition quickly with the appropriate titration of devices.


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