Written by Clinicians,
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a new pandemic, impacting billions of people worldwide. There are millions of children and adults undiagnosed around the world, needing help.
OSA was once thought to be a disease impacting middle-aged men, but it has become evident that individuals may experience apneic events at any age for both genders throughout the globe.
OSA can be a debilitating, even life-threatening condition. Potential major comorbidities associated with OSA include temporomandibular disorders, facial deformities, ADHD, learning disability, decline of academic performance, gastroesophageal reflux disease, premature aging, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, hypertension, sexual impotence, dementia, Alzheimer disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, cancer, stroke, heart attack and death.
The data published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) on September 2014, estimated an increase in prevalence of OSA to 26 percent amongst adults and gave much credit to the rising obesity epidemic. Although, Franklin et. al investigated 400 females from a population based random sample of 10,000 Swedish females and found OSA in 50% of females aged 20–70 years with normal body weight.
The present misunderstanding in medicine and dentistry about the root cause of this disease makes the existing treatment protocols not only in the most part an ineffective band-aid with low patient compliance, but in some regards harmful in the long run.
The authors will shed a new light on this important subject matter by providing unprecedented evidence-based information on the root causes of the problem. They will also present an effective interdisciplinary medical and dental treatment guidelines and protocols which are supported by completed and documented clinical results with a cure success rate of 91.3% (Stanford 43%, Mayo Clinic 42%).
Medicine and dentistry should not be divided in this endeavor. Keeping them separate is only to the detriment of our patients’ health. Practitioners from all specialties of medicine and dentistry can benefit from this integrative and interdisciplinary approach reaching for their patients’ total wellbeing.
This book will present how the oropharyngeal cavity uniquely shapes metabolism. Conversely subtle changes in the oropharyngeal cavity impacting the systemic oxygenation can result in diseases across medical specialties. Teledontics gives practitioners the necessary tools to diagnose, prevent and treat metabolic conditions which have their origin in the oropharyngeal cavity.
The proposed book as supported by all of the reviews is well-timed with high priority because it contains:
Tools for early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of OSA and its comorbidities, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and obesity especially in pediatrics, reducing the life span of 30 % of US, UK, Australian and Canadian children shorter than their parents for first time in history
Clinical benefit to achieving nutrition and metabolism goals
Tools for treating chronic pain without medication
This book, as a medical-dental reference textbook will be a resource for any health practitioner who treats children. It provides guidance on the sleep-associated problems encountered in pediatric patients in the medical model ignoring the dental root causes of the problem and neglecting how addressing these issues are associated with effective treatment interventions.
The existing handbooks about this subject fail to articulate and guide readers in the specific responsibilities of dental and medical practitioners including allergist, integrative practitioners, nutritionist, naturopathic doctors, myofunctional therapist, dentists, maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, ENT and pediatric sleep medicine specialists collaborating in proper management of OSA. These books also fail to show completed clinical results with no mention of root causes, prevention or cure.
Written by clinicians for clinicians, this book describing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of thirty completed pediatric sleep apnea cases, will be a rapid source of new and practical information for students, practicing dental and medical practitioners as well as researchers who wish to expand their knowledge base on this important interdisciplinary topic.
A 2000 study by Owens et al appearing in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics suggested the prevalence of sleep-disordered symptoms in 37% of their overall pediatric sample. This book will educate the medical and dental professionals around the world with simple evidence-based screening tools for these patients in their practice. It will train them on how to form medical-dental interdisciplinary teams providing effective treatment protocol for early diagnosis, prevention, proper management and cure of OSA and its dangerous comorbidities. It will inform the medical and dental industry that contrary to existing belief, OSA is a preventable and curable disease. They can save lives of these children around the world.
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