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Oral appliances and functional orthopaedic appliances for obstructive sleep apnoea in children

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2016
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Title
Oral appliances and functional orthopaedic appliances for obstructive sleep apnoea in children
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2016
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005520.pub3
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Fernando R Carvalho, Débora A Lentini-Oliveira, Lucila BF Prado, Gilmar F Prado, Luciane BC Carvalho

Abstract

Apnoea is a breathing disorder marked by the absence of airflow at the nose or mouth. In children, risk factors include adenotonsillar hypertrophy, obesity, neuromuscular disorders and craniofacial anomalies. The most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in childhood is adeno-tonsillectomy. This approach is limited by its surgical risks, mostly in children with comorbidities and, in some patients, by recurrence that can be associated with craniofacial problems. Oral appliances and functional orthopaedic appliances have been used for patients who have OSAS and craniofacial anomalies because they hold the lower jaw (mandible) forwards which potentially enlarges the upper airway and increases the upper airspace, improving the respiratory function. To assess the effects of oral appliances or functional orthopaedic appliances for obstructive sleep apnoea in children. We searched the following electronic databases: Cochrane Oral Health's Trials Register (to 7 April 2016); Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2016, Issue 3) in the Cochrane Library (searched 7 April 2016); MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 7 April 2016); Embase Ovid (1980 to 7 April 2016); LILACS BIREME (from 1982 to 7 April 2016); BBO BIREME (from 1986 to 7 April 2016) and SciELO Web of Science (from 1997 to 7 April 2016). We searched ClinicalTrials.gov and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform for ongoing trials on 7 April 2016. We placed no restrictions on the language or date of publication when searching the electronic databases. All randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials comparing all types of oral and functional orthopaedic appliances with placebo or no treatment, in children 15 years old or younger. reduction of apnoea to less than one episode per hour. dental and skeletal relationship, sleep parameters improvement, cognitive and phonoaudiological function, behavioural problems, quality of life, side effects (tolerability) and economic evaluation. Two review authors screened studies and extracted data independently. Authors were contacted for additional information. We calculated risk ratios with 95% confidence intervals for all important dichotomous outcomes. We assessed the quality of the evidence of included studies using GRADEpro software. The initial search identified 686 trials. Only one trial, reporting the results from a total of 23 children and comparing an oral appliance to no treatment, was suitable for inclusion in the review. The trial assessed apnoea-hypopnoea, daytime symptoms (sleepiness, irritability, tiredness, school problems, morning headache, thirstiness in the morning, oral breathing and nasal stuffiness) and night-time symptoms (habitual snoring, restless sleep and nightmares measured by questionnaire). Results were inconsistent across outcomes measures and time points. The evidence was considered very low quality. There is insufficient evidence to support or refute the effectiveness of oral appliances and functional orthopaedic appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea in children. Oral appliances or functional orthopaedic appliances may be considered in specified cases as an auxiliary in the treatment of children who have craniofacial anomalies which are risk factors for apnoea.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 322 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 70 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 13%
Student > Bachelor 40 12%
Researcher 33 10%
Student > Postgraduate 32 10%
Other 51 16%
Unknown 60 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 163 50%
Nursing and Health Professions 37 11%
Psychology 10 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 2%
Neuroscience 5 2%
Other 33 10%
Unknown 74 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 38. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 October 2020.
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#662,181
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,650
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#16,662
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#35
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