Several members of our multidisciplinary team are analyzing the data from a recently completed National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a computational model of the airway in an attempt to better evaluate and treat sleep apnea. This research study is called the DYMOSA study.
We have developed care algorithms for our patient population with OSA. We are evaluating our care to improve these algorithms and optimize treatment for our patients. We are also trialing the use of shared decision-making tools with available options to enable parents and caregivers to make informed decisions on how to treat their child with OSA.
In addition, we are evaluating the effect of palate closure on OSA for children with cleft palate. We are also going to be part of a multi-site pediatric trial of hypoglossal nerve stimulator treatment for children and young adults with Down Syndrome and OSA.