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Implantible device
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/natio...t/8563821/

Anyone?
06-04-2015 05:35 PM
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RE: Implantible device
Hi Marnid2014,
No thanks, I'm content with my CPAP machine, it is doing the job for me.

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06-04-2015 06:10 PM
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RE: Implantible device
(06-04-2015 05:35 PM)Marnid2014 Wrote:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/natio...t/8563821/

Anyone?

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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06-04-2015 06:11 PM
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RE: Implantible device
(06-04-2015 05:35 PM)Marnid2014 Wrote:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/natio...t/8563821/

Anyone?




I don't think so. Oh-jeez
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06-04-2015 06:43 PM
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RE: Implantible device
I discussed this with my doctor. It is appropriate, so far, if you need a low pressure, consistently. It is surgery, with all those risks.

It is FDA approved.

The battery in the implant needs to be changed every 3-5 years, and that is another surgery.
(This post was last modified: 06-04-2015 07:37 PM by parkerdt.)
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RE: Implantible device
Very promising idea. Let someone else be the guinea pig. Also let the device be improved.

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06-05-2015 03:08 AM
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RE: Implantible device
Quote:The company's system consists of a small generator, which is implanted in the upper chest region much like a pacemaker or a defibrillator. The generator is connected to an electrical stimulation lead in the throat that senses breathing patterns and delivers a current to keep airways open during sleep. Patients activate the system using a small hand-held remote before bed and then turn the system off when they wake up

Uh, no. I'd rather breath just fine with my CPAP than get jolted all night long.

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06-05-2015 04:38 AM
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RE: Implantible device
(06-05-2015 04:38 AM)krelvin Wrote:  
Quote:The company's system consists of a small generator, which is implanted in the upper chest region much like a pacemaker or a defibrillator. The generator is connected to an electrical stimulation lead in the throat that senses breathing patterns and delivers a current to keep airways open during sleep. Patients activate the system using a small hand-held remote before bed and then turn the system off when they wake up

Uh, no. I'd rather breath just fine with my CPAP than get jolted all night long.

LOL, I already have a pacer in my chest from a bout with Afib, I would have dueling pacers.
06-05-2015 08:42 AM
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RE: Implantible device
Poorly written article.

If it works like the others, it does so by constantly making the tongue (all of it including the muscle part that goes into the throat) twitch. All. Night. Long. Making it twitch keeps it from relaxing which keeps it from falling back and blocking the airway (along with the other throat muscles doing the same thing).

We've had folks on here who participated in the trials of this one and the others. Some of them liked it, some didn't. One trial folded and they got stuck with a device in them and no one to tell them what to do with it.

Would I want it? Heck no. My thinking is this: the muscles in our throat, including our tongue, are voluntary muscles, meaning we control them. They need to rest just like the rest of our body needs to. But this thing isn't letting it. What's the long term effect of that? What's happening to that muscle that is being constantly pushed? Granted, it is a very, very mild twitch, but it is still there. So, no, not interested in the least.

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06-05-2015 06:00 PM
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RE: Implantible device
Well, of course, the difference is that xpap is non-invasive and this device is very invasive. But, I suppose it would be a choice for someone who is unable to use an xpap.
06-05-2015 06:47 PM
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