6 Committee comments

6 Committee comments

6.1 There is more than 1 device available for this procedure.

6.2 Drug-induced sedated endoscopy was used for patient screening in the studies, but this assessment technique is not commonly used in the UK.

6.3 A transcutaneous approach can be used for hypoglossal nerve stimulation but this is not covered by this guidance.

6.4 In the studies reviewed, the procedure was used in patients who could not tolerate continuous positive airway pressure.

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