Peter Jarden Baptista

Learn More
The transduction mechanism of the inner ear and the transmission of nerve impulses along the auditory way are highly dependent upon the cochlear oxygen supply. Several studies have considered the possibility that obstructive sleep apnea–hypopneas during sleep can interfere with these processes, and the results are not uniform. The aim of the study is to(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to create benchmarks for evaluating clinical outcomes and complications of transoral robotic surgeries (TORS) in a multicenter setting. METHODS 243 TORS for obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) operations, carried out between 2008 and 2012, were analyzed at 7 different centers. The average hospitalization(More)
INTRODUCTION The risk of having a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is approximately 3 to 5 times greater in the diabetic population than in non-diabetics. The physiopathological mechanisms of CVAs in patients with diabetes mellitus are not well-known, since few studies of this have been done. OBJECTIVES To verify the hypothesis that intracranial(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a complex chronic clinical syndrome, characterized by snoring, periodic apnea, hypoxemia during sleep, and daytime hypersomnolence. It affects 4-5% of the general population. Racial studies and chromosomal mapping, familial studies and twin studies have provided evidence for the possible link between the OSAS and(More)
We report the rare case of a 39-year-old woman who had an intra-partum hemoperitoneum that resulted from spontaneous rupture of the utero-ovarian vessels. During the expulsive efforts, the patient repeatedly complained of bilateral shoulder discomfort and some respiratory difficulty. Because she had hemodynamic instability and an abdomino-pelvic ultrasound(More)
OBJECTIVES This is a video case report of a 58-year-old male patient with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who underwent a pharyngo-laryngoscopy during non-drug-induced sleep. METHODS The pharyngo-laryngoscopy was performed transnasally during a 30-minute nap, in the afternoon, with a flexible endoscope in supine position. During the procedure, the(More)
The aim of this study was the evaluation of the usefulness of a 7-items questionnaire, Rome Questionnaire (RQ), in identifying adult patients at risk of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). 136 adults (76 M, 60 F) with snoring were enrolled. Each patient underwent to an overnight polysomnography (PSG) study and the patient's bed partner answered the(More)
BACKGROUND We prospectively evaluated the efficacy of hyaluronic acid (HA) as an adjuvant treatment to hasten the improvement of nasal respiration and to minimize patients' discomfort in the postoperative radiofrequency volumetric tissue reduction (RFVTR) of inferior turbinates. METHODS We enrolled 57 patients randomly assigned into two groups, HA (22(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to prospectively evaluate the role of nebulized hyaluronic acid (HA) given for 10 days/mo over 3 months as adjunct treatment to minimize symptoms and preventing exacerbation of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). METHODS Thirty-nine eligible patients were randomized to receive nebulized 9-mg sodium hyaluronate nasal washes(More)