Randomized controlled clinical trial using Vivos’ DNA Oral Appliance Therapy to study the DNA’s impact on OSA versus CPAP
| Source: Vivos Therapeutics, Inc
LITTLETON, Colo., Oct. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. (“Vivos” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VVOS), a medical technology company focused on developing innovative treatments for patients suffering from mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring in adults, announced that its flagship daytime-nighttime appliance (DNA) will be tested in a clinical trial at Stanford Medicine.
The protocol has been finalized and participant enrollment will begin in early 2024. Study participants with moderate to severe OSA will be randomly assigned to either treatment with Vivos’ DNA appliance or CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), the current industry standard for OSA treatment. Sleep studies will be performed prior to and following a course of treatment using in-lab polysomnography to assess changes in the patients’ apnea-hypopnea index (AHI).
The DNA appliance recently received 510(k) clearance by the FDA for the treatment of mild-to-moderate OSA in adults and represents an entirely novel modality of treatment for a disease that is estimated to afflict 1 in 4 adults in the United States.
“In a retrospective review of 220 patients1, we have seen that Vivos’ oral appliance therapy decreases the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) while increasing airway volume. The median reduction in AHI was 49% in this cohort and a quarter of patients resolved their OSA completely. These end results were measured after a 12-18 month course of therapy without the appliance in the mouth – meaning the effects persisted while not using treatment – something not seen with CPAP,” says Cecilia Wu MD, Co-Chair of the Clinical Advisory Board at Vivos Therapeutics. “While Vivos believes in these results, it is important to apply the highest standards in medical research in the form of a prospective randomized controlled trial. This will truly test Vivos’ treatment to the same standard as all other modalities.”
“We are extremely excited to be starting this trial at Stanford Medicine, which has been in the works for some time” added R. Kirk Huntsman, Chairman and CEO of Vivos. “I am confident that our technology will bear the scrutiny of a well-designed, prospective clinical trial. There is no better place to for our technology to undergo rigorous scientific testing than at a respected institution like Stanford. Our treatment is comfortable, safe and non-invasive, and we believe that at the end of this study, the conclusion will be that Vivos should become an essential part of every OSA care plan.”
About Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.
Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVOS) is a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative diagnostic and treatment methods for patients suffering from breathing and sleep issues arising from certain dentofacial abnormalities such as mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring in adults. The Vivos Method represents the first clinically effective nonsurgical, noninvasive, nonpharmaceutical and cost-effective solution for treating mild to moderate OSA in adults. It has proven effective in approximately 40,000 patients treated worldwide by more than 1,800 trained dentists.
The Vivos Method includes the Vivos Complete Airway Repositioning and/or Expansion (CARE) appliance therapy and associated protocols that alter the size, shape and position of the soft tissues that comprise a patient’s upper airway and/or palate. The Vivos Method opens airway space and may significantly reduce symptoms and conditions associated with mild-to-moderate OSA, such as lowering Apnea Hypopnea Index scores. Vivos also markets and distributes SleepImage diagnostic technology under its VivoScore program for home sleep testing in adults and children. The Vivos Integrated Practice (VIP) program offers dentists training and other value-added services in connection with using The Vivos Method.
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