Learn more about the research and scientific publications behind Airway Stents below.

Nasal Airway Stents and Sport Nasal Airway Stents

Zhang H, Kotecha B.; Effect of intranasal stents (AlaxoLito, AlaxoLito Plus and AlaxoLito Xtreme) on the nasal airway: A case report. World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology 8(1): 4-11 (2019).

Jana Lellau; “Comparison of the reaction patterns of the heart frequency variability during physical burden with oral, nasal, or stent-supported nasal breathing” (Original title in German: “Die Reaktionsmuster der Herzfrequenzvariabilität bei physischer Belastung unter oraler, nasaler und Stent-unterstützter nasaler Atmung im Vergleich”); Bachelor Thesis, German Sport University Cologne (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln), 2018

Jonas Pyschny; “Short-term reaction patterns of the autonomic nervous system using the example of heart rate variability at different respiratory (Original title in German: “Die kurzzeitigen Reaktionsmuster des autonomen Nervensystems am Beispiel der Herzfrequenzvariabilität unter unterschiedlichen respiratorischen Voraussetzungen “); Bachelor Thesis, German Sport University Cologne (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln), 2017

Peter Lukas Schams; “Controlled study of the influence of nasal airway dilation on pulmonal, vasoactive and metabolic parameters during submaximal load” (Original title in German: “Kontrollierte Studie der Auswirkungen einer Nasengangdilatation auf pulmonale, vasoaktive und metabolische Parameter unter submaximaler Belastung”); Master Thesis, German Sport University Cologne (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln), 2016

Michael A. Bizjak, Peter Schams, Joachim Latsch, Wilhelm Bloch, Marijke Grau; The Alaxo Stent: Improvement of NO-induced microrheological parameters and oxygen uptake during exercise?; Poster and Abstract at 18th Conference of the European Society for Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation (June 2016),

Calvo-Henríquez C, Chiesa-Estomba C, Lechien JR, Carrasco-Llatas M, Cammaroto G, Mayo-Yáñez M, Abelleira-Paris R, Gonzalez-Barcala FJ, Martinez-Capoccioni G, Martin-Martin C. The Recumbent Position Affects Nasal Resistance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Laryngoscope. 2022 Jan;132(1):6-16. doi: 10.1002/lary.29509. Epub 2021 Mar 15. PMID: 33720430.

Soft Palate Stent

Maximilian Traxdorf, Michael Hartl, Florian Angerer, Christopher Bohr, Philipp Grundtner, Heinrich Iro; A novel nasopharyngeal stent for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: a case series of nasopharyngeal stenting versus continuous positive airway pressure; European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 273, 1307-1312 (2016), DOI 10.1007/s00405-015-3815-2

Harry R F Powell, Natalie A Watson and Bhik T Kotecha; Pilot study assessing the efficacy of a novel treatment for sleep related breathing disorders in patients undergoing sleep nasendoscopy; Clinical Otolaryngology 39(3), 190-194 (2014), DOI: 10.1111/coa.12253

Scientific Poster (in German) by János Juhász, MD, Ph.D., Sleep Laboratory Hospital Mainburg at the German Sleep Medicine Society Meeting 2011 (November 2011, Mannheim)

Abstract of the scientific poster of Michael Hartl, MD, PhD, et al. at the 79.  The pharyngeal stent as an alternative in the therapy of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. 79th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery 2008 (May 2008, Bonn, Germany)

Abstract of the scientific poster of Michael Hartl, MD, PhD et al. at the 80. Comparison of the pharyngeal stent with conventional nCPAP therapy in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. 80th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery e.V. 2009  (May 2009, Rostock, Germany)

Resolve nasal congestion.