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Fernanda Almeida

Fernanda Almeida

Publications

Dr. Almeida is one of the most respected researchers in the field of dental sleep medicine. You can find some of her work in the list below.

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS (*significant)

Journals

  1. Almeida FR, Furuyama RJ, Chaccur DC, Lowe AA, Chen H, Bittencourt LR, et al. Complete denture wear during sleep in elderly sleep apnea patients-a preliminary study. Sleep Breath. 2011.
  2. Tsuda H, Fastlicht S, Almeida FR, Lowe AA. The correlation between craniofacial morphology and sleep-disordered breathing in children in an undergraduate orthodontic clinic. Sleep Breath. 2011;15(2):163-71.
  3. Tsuda H, Lowe AA, Chen H, Fleetham JA, Ayas NT, Almeida FR. The relationship between mouth opening and sleep stage-related sleep disordered breathing. J Clin Sleep Med. 2011;7(2):181-6.
  4. de Almeida FR. Complexity and efficacy of mandibular advancement splints: understanding their mode of action. J Clin Sleep Med. 2011;7(5):447-8.
  5. Almeida FR. Dental sleep medicine in education, practice and research. Sleep Breath. 2011;15(2):155-6.
  6. Almeida FR, Tsuiki S, Hattori Y, Takei Y, Inoue Y, Lowe AA. Dose-dependent effects of mandibular protrusion on genioglossus activity in sleep apnoea. Eur Respir J. 2011;37(1):209-12.
  7. Cunali PA, Almeida FR, Santos CD, Valdrichi NY, Nascimento LS, Dal-Fabbro C, et al. Mandibular exercises improve mandibular advancement device therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2011;15(4):717-27.
  8. Pliska BT, Almeida F. Effectiveness and outcome of oral appliance therapy. Dent Clin North Am. 2012;56(2):433-44.
  9. AlmeidaFR. Sleep-disordered breathing in children. Jour Can Dental Assoc Issue 1, 2012.
  10. de Almeida FR, Bittencourt LR, Almeida CIR, Tsuiki S, Lowe AA, Tufik S. Effects of Mandibular Posture on Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity and the Temporomandibular Joints in Patients Fitted with an Oral Appliance. Sleep 2002; 25: 507- 513.
  11. Tsuiki S, Almeida FR, Bhalla P, Lowe AA, Fleetham JA. Supine-dependent Changes in Upper Airway Size in Awake Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients. Sleep and Breath, 2003; 7: 43-50.
  12. Tsuiki S, Lowe AA, Almeida FR, Kawahata N, Fleetham JA. Effects of Mandibular Advancement on Awake Airway Curvature and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity. Eur Respir J, 2004; 23(2): 263-8.
  13. Tsuiki S, Lowe AA, Almeida FR, Fleetham JA. Effects of an Anteriorly-titrated Mandibular Position on Awake Airway and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop, 2004; 125: 548-555.
  14. Almeida FR, Lowe AA, Tsuiki S, Otsuka R, Wong M, Fastlicht S, Ryan CF. Long Term Compliance and Side Effects of Oral Appliances Used for the Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. J Clin Sleep Med, 2005; 15;1(2):143-52
  15. Tsuiki S, Almeida FR, Lowe AA, Su J, Fleetham JA. The Interaction Between Changes in Upright Mandibular Position and Supine Airway Size in OSA Patients. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop, 2005;128(4):504-12.
  16. Almeida FR, Lowe AA, Sung JO, Tsuiki S, Otsuka R. Long-Term Sequellae of Oral Appliance Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients. Part 1. Cephalometric Analysis. Am J Orth Dent Orthop, 2006;129(2):195-204.
  17. Almeida FR, Lowe AA, Otsuka R, Fastlicht S, Farbood M, Tsuiki S. Long-Term Sequellae of Oral Appliance Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients. Part 2. Study Model Analysis. Am J Orth Dent Orthop, 2006;129(2):205-13.
  18. Otsuka R, Almeida FR, Lowe AA, Ryan CF. A Comparison of Responders and Non-responders to Oral Appliance Therapy Used for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop, 2006;129(2):222-9.
  19. Otsuka R; Ribeiro de Almeida F; Lowe AA; Linden W; Ryan F. The effect of oral appliance therapy on blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Breath; 2006; 10(1):29-36.
  20. de Almeida FR, Ayas NT, Otsuka R, Ueda H, Hamilton P, Ryan FC, Lowe AA. Nasal pressure recordings to detect obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2006;10(2):62-9.
  21. Otsuka R, Almeida FR, Lowe AA. The effects of oral appliance therapy on occlusal function in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a short-term prospective study. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2007;131(2):176-83.
  22. Tsuiki S, Almeida FR, Lowe AA, Inoue Y. Undergraduate dental education on oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea at The University of British Columbia. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 2007; 5: 294-299.
  23. Ueda H, Almeida FR, Ruse ND, Lowe AA. Change in Occlusion Contact Area during Oral Appliance Therapy Assessed on Study Models. Am J Orth Dentofac Orthop, 2008; 78(5):866-872.
  24. Chen H, Lowe AA, Strauss AM, de Almeida FR, Ueda H, Fleetham JA, Wang B. Dental changes evaluated with a 3D computer-assisted model analysis after long-term tongue retaining device wear in OSA patients. Sleep Breath. 2008 May;12(2):169-78
  25. Chen H, Lowe AA, de Almeida FR, Wong M, Fleetham JA, Wang B. Three-dimensional computer-assisted study model analysis of long-term oral-appliance wear. Part 1: Methodology. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2008 Sep;134(3):393-407.
  26. Chen H, Lowe AA, de Almeida FR, Fleetham JA, Wang B. Three-dimensional computer-assisted study model analysis of long-term oral-appliance wear. Part 2. Side effects of oral appliances in obstructive sleep apnea patients. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2008 Sep;134(3):408-17.
  27. Chen H, Almeida FR, Lowe AA. Dental changes associated with tongue retaining device wear. Sleep Breath. 2009 Mar; 13(1):111-2.
  28. Chen H, Lowe AA, Strauss AM, de Almeida FR, Ueda H, Fleetham JA, Wang B Dental changes evaluated with a 3D computer-assisted model analysis after long-term tongue retaining device wear in OSA patients. Sleep Breath. 2009 Mar; 13(1):117.
  29. Chen H, Lowe AA, Bai Y, Hamilton P, Fleetham JA, Almeida FR. Evaluation of a portable recording device (ApneaLink) for case selection of obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. Aug 2009;13(3):213-219.
  30. Cunali PA, Almeida FR, Santos CD, et al. Prevalence of temporomandibular disorders in obstructive sleep apnea patients referred for oral appliance therapy. J Orofac Pain. Fall 2009;23(4):339-344.
  31. Ueda H, Almeida FR, Chen H, Lowe AA. Effect of 2 jaw exercises on occlusal function in patients with obstructive sleep apnea during oral appliance therapy: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. Apr 2009;135(4):430 e431-437; discussion 430-431.
  32. Almeida FR, Parker JA, Hodges JS, Lowe AA, Ferguson KA. Effect of a titration polysomnogram on treatment success with a mandibular repositioning appliance. Amer Acad Dent Sleep Med Dialogue, 2009; 2: 10-16.
  33. Almeida FR, Lowe AA, Sung JO, Tsuiki S, Otsuka R. Long-Term Sequellae of Oral Appliance Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients. Part 1. Cephalometric Analysis. Amer Acad Dent Sleep Med Dialogue, 2009; 4:8-17.
  34. Almeida FR, Parker JA, Hodges JS, Lowe AA, Ferguson KA. Effect of a titration polysomnogram on treatment success with a mandibular repositioning appliance. J Clin Sleep Med. Jun 15 2009;5(3):198-204.
  35. Giannasi LC, Almeida FR, Magini M, et al. Systematic assessment of the impact of oral appliance therapy on the temporomandibular joint during treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: long-term evaluation. Sleep Breath. Nov 2009;13(4):375-381.
  36. Almeida FR, Lowe AA. Principles of oral appliance therapy for the management of snoring and sleep disordered breathing. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. Nov 2009;21(4):413-420.
  37. Tsuda H, Almeida FR, Masumi SI, Lowe AA. Side effects of boil and bite type oral appliance therapy in sleep apnea patients. Sleep Breath; 2010: 14(3): 227-32.
  38. Tsuda H, Almeida FR, Tsuda T, Moritsuchi Y, Lowe AA. Cephalometric calcified carotid artery atheromas in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2010; 14(4):365-70.
  39. Tsuda H, Almeida FR, Walton J, Lowe AA. Questionnaire Based Study of Sleep Disordered Breathing among Edentulous Subjects in a University Oral Health Centre. Int J Prosth, 2010: 23(6): 503-06.
  40. Almeida FR, Tsuiki S, Hattori Y, Inoue Y, Lowe A. Dose-dependent effects of mandibular protrusion on genioglossus activity in obstructive sleep apnoea. Eur Respir J, 2011: 37(1); 209-212.
  41. Tsuda H, Almeida FR, Tsuda T, Moritsuchi Y, Lowe AA. Craniofacial changes after Two Years of nCPAP Use in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Chest, 2010: 138(4):870-4.

e-pub/accepted

 

  1. Chen H, Fels S, Pang T, Tsou L, de Almeida FR, Lowe AA. Three-dimensional reconstruction of soft palate modeling from subject-specific magnetic resonance imaging data. Sleep Breath. E-pub, November 2011.
  2. Pliska BT, lowe AA, Almeida FR. The orthodontist and the obstructive sleep apnea. Inter J Orthod in press 2012.
  3. Gauthier L.; Almeida F; Arcache, P et al. Position paper by Canadian dental sleep medicine professionals on the role of different health care professionals in managing OSA and snoring with oral appliances. Canadian Respiratory Journal. Accepted March 2012.

 

BOOKS

Chapters

  1. Almeida FR. Oral Appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Knowledge Update (OMSKU) series Volume 5. 2011
  2. Fleetham JA and Almeida FR. Oral Appliances and Surgical Techniques for OSAS Therapy. Atlas of Sleep Medicine, 2edition 2012
  3. Almeida, FR. Oral Appliances for the Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Hipopnea. Book Chapter In: Tratado de Otorrinolaringologia vol 3 chapter 59; 594-601. Editora Roca Ltda. 2002
  4. Almeida, FR; dal-Fabbro C. Oral Appliances for the Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Hipopnea. Book Chapter In: Medicina e Biologia do Sono. Editora Manole, 2008.
  5. Chaves Jr, CM; Fabbro, CD; Cunali, P; Almeida FR. Adesão, preditores de sucesso e efeitos colaterais do tratamento com AIO. A odontologia na medicina do sono. ISBN 978-85-88020-52-8. Pages: 231-246. (2009)
  6. Book Preface: Almeida FR. Preface for the book A odontologia na medicina do sono. ISBN 978-85-88020-52-8. Pages: XIX-XXI. (2009)
  7. Almeida, FR; Lowe AA. The role of oral appliances in the treatment of OSA. Book Chapter In: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America”. Elsevier, Nov 2009;21(4):413-420.
  8. Fleetham JA and Almeida FR. Oral Appliances. Eur Respir Monographs, 2010 Dec: 267-285.

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