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Volume 49, Number 2 (2023) Special Issue: Current Practices in Orofacial/Oropharyngeal Myofunctional Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Editor's Introduction

In a recent consensus statement by an international committee,1 orofacial/oropharyngeal myofunctional therapy (OMT or MFT) is included as part of a multidisciplinary approach for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). There are many reasons why OMT is not yet widely accepted as a viable therapeutic strategy for OSA, primarily related to a paucity of literature. This Special Issue promotes scholarly papers addressing assessment procedures and therapeutic interventions that rely on principles and practices of orofacial myology for the management of OSA in children and adults.

1Alonso-Fernández A. et al. (2022). International consensus document on obstructive sleep apnea. Archives of Bronconeumology, 58(1), 52-68. https://doi.org.10.1016/j.arbres.2021.03.017

Review Article

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What are we missing in adult obstructive sleep apnea clinical evaluation? Review of official guidelines
Eduardo J. Correa MD; Carlos O´Connor-Reina MD,Ph D; Laura Rodriguez-Alcalá MD,Ph D; Diego M. Conti MD,Ph D; Alberto Rabino MD, Ph d; Peter M. Baptista MD, Ph D; Maria-Teresa Garcia-Iriarte Md, Ph D; and Prof Guillermo Plaza MD, PhD

Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Nancy Pearl Solomon, PhD, CCC-SLP
Guest Editor
Carlos O'Connor Reina, MD, PhD