Richard de la Chaux

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We evaluated the differences in histological and immunological findings in children with recurrent tonsillitis and tonsillar hyperplasia and assessed the risk for relapsing tonsillar hyperplasia or recurrent tonsillitis after tonsillotomy in a prospective clinical study. Sixty-four children with recurrent tonsillitis underwent traditional (total) blunt(More)
INTRODUCTION In the last decade tonsillotomy has come into vogue again, whereas the number of tonsillectomies is decreasing rapidly. Currently, most tonsils are reduced by utilise electrosurgery, radiofrequency or carbon dioxide laser. However, it is not clear whether radiofrequency tonsillotomy is as effective as laser or other surgical techniques in(More)
Laser-assisted surgery is a valid option for the treatment of respiratory sleep disorders and complements established therapies. Laser-surgery of the inferior turbinates can improve nasal obstruction and amend or eliminate primary snoring. LAUP is as well an ambulant therapeutic method for snoring, but it is leading to strong post-operative pain and should(More)
Is the annoyance of snoring a reliable tool for the measurement of snoring or does it depend more on the sensitivity of the listener? During an automatized hearing experiment, 550 representative snoring sequences, recorded during polysomnography, were randomly presented to ten examiners for the evaluation of their annoyance (0-100). The mean annoyance score(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a condition characterized by recurrent episodes of obstruction of the upper airway. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether nasal obstruction due to allergic rhinitis constitutes a risk factor for OSAS. Patients (n = 119) presenting typical symptoms of sleep apnea were tested for OSAS using polysomnography.(More)
OBJECTIVES Sleep at extreme altitudes is characterized by the repetitive occurrence of central apneas that in some cases may lead to a marked decrease in arterial oxygen saturation. During the Ludwig Maximilians University Expedition to Mt. Everest (MedEx 2006), nocturnal polygraphic recordings were made at different altitudes and included the first(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine whether medical history and nasopharyngeal examination are useful for predicting obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and to compare these findings with those of the gold standard, polysomnography. DESIGN Patients underwent polysomnography recordings for 2 nights and an otorhinolaryngologic examination, including flexible(More)
INTRODUCTION The therapy of choice in the treatment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) consists of tonsillectomy or tonsillotomy combined with adenoidectomy. While tonsillectomy unfortunately has a notable risk of secondary hemorrhage and postoperative pain, tonsillotomy is safer and less painful for children. The effect of both surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Nonallergic rhinitis with eosinophilia syndrome (NARES) constitutes a rare nasal condition characterized by a chronic, eosinophilic inflammation. Patients' major complaints constitute nasal congestion and rhinorrhea. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by recurrent episodes of(More)
INTRODUCTION Snoring has received increased attention over the last years. Given its high prevalence and its impact on quality of life, diagnosis and treatment of snoring are of major importance. AIM OF THE GUIDELINE This guideline aims to promote high-quality care by medical specialists for adults who snore. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Before every(More)