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Although nasal surgery has limited efficacy in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) treatment, some patients experience improvement. The present study tested the hypothesis that post-surgery improvement is associated with increased nasal breathing epochs. A total of 49 OSA patients (mean apnoea/hypopnoea index (AHI) 30.1+/-16.3 events x h(-1)) with symptomatic(More)
Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) can cause undesirable nasal symptoms, such as congestion to obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) patients, whose symptoms can be attenuated by the addition of heated humidification. However, neither the nature of nasal symptoms nor the effect of heated humidification on nasal pathophysiology and pathology are(More)
Some patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS; respiratory distress index (RDI) of >5 events.h(-1)) experience residual excessive daytime subjective sleepiness (Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) score of >10), despite adequate use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. The aim of the present study was to identify clinical and(More)
Intussusception is a rare cause of bowel obstruction in adults. Clinical manifestations are not specific, making the preoperative diagnosis difficult to establish. We report a case of acute small-bowel obstruction due to ileocolic intussusception. An emergency explorative laparoscopy was performed and revealed a mass in the right colon proximal to the(More)
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