Table 1: Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study population fitted with the prefabricated adjustable thermoplastic mandibular advancement device (PAT-MAD).

Characteristic (N=24)
Sex (male) 20 (83.3%)
Age (years)* 48.6 ± 9.3
BMI (kg/m2) 26.0 ± 2.5
Previous treatment
Other MAD 18 (75%)
CPAP 6 (25%)
Severity of OSAHS at inclusion
Mild 6 (25%)
Moderate 15 (62.5%)
Severe 3 (12.5%)
Score at inclusion before using the PAT-MAD
AHI 21.4 ± 7.4
ESS 10.4 ± 2.8
ODI 7.0 ± 6.9
Follow-up (days) 106.3 ± 73.4
Use (days/week) 5.6 ± 1.7
Use (h/night) 5.4 ± 1.5
Number of mandibular advancements made 2.0 ± 1.0
Score at EOS after using the PAT-MAD
AHI 9.3 ± 4.1
ESS 7.3 ± 2.3
ODI 4.7 ± 4.0

Data are expressed as n (%), or mean ± standard deviation.
BMI: body-mass index; AHI: apnoea-hypopnoea index; ESS: Epworth sleepiness scale; ODI: oxygen desaturation index; OSAHS: obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome; CPAP: continuous positive airway pressure; EOS: end of study.
*n=23.

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