Mohamed Reda

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OBJECTIVES This study tests the sensitivity and the specificity of overnight pharyngoesophageal pressure measurement for identification and classification of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS Fifty-nine snoring patients undergoing polysomnography were invited to have simultaneous pharyngoesophageal manometry. We used a soft silicone catheter with 4(More)
OBJECTIVE Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) is a common treatment for snoring, but up to 50% of patients obtain little or no sustained benefit. We investigated whether pre-operative measurements from lateral cephalometry, acoustic rhinometry, analysis of snoring sounds, and body mass index (BMI) could predict which snorers benefited from LAUP. STUDY(More)
AIM To assess the causes of excessive use of prenatal diagnosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS 304 questionnaires were completed anonymously by puerperae in a Siena (Italy) hospital in May-August 2006. The questionnaires contained 24 questions about the women, examinations performed during pregnancy and the reasons for them. RESULTS The mean number of ultrasound(More)
OBJECTIVES Define differences in palatal and uvular dimensions between habitual snorers and healthy nonsnoring control subjects. Document the changes in palatal configuration after different types of palatoplasty. STUDY DESIGN A prospective controlled clinical study was performed analyzing video recordings of the soft palate and oropharynx of 251 subjects(More)
The RACE Project, which is being conducted within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI), is a series of accelerator-driven subcritical systems (ADSS) experiments. These ADSS experiments are being conducted with a compact, transportable subcritical assembly at the Idaho State University’s Idaho Accelerator Center (ISU-IAC) in(More)
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