Trial seeks sleep apnea patients

Patients can enrol for the trial of the Inspire device, conducted by the Medical College of Wisconsin. This device releases timed electrical stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve in order to restore the tone of the muscles that control the base of the tongue.

The Medical College of Wisconsin has begun enrolling patients in a clinical trial of a new implantable device to treat sleep apnea. The Inspire device is being tested as a way to prevent upper airway obstruction by delivering timed mild electrical

Patients who have failed CPAP therapy or find it intolerable are the only ones eligible for this test.

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