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OBJECTIVE To explore the feasibility, outcomes, and factors affecting the outcome of Z-palatopharyngoplasty (ZP3) in the treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. METHODS ZP3 was performed on 34 Friedman stage II/III OSAHS patients with a posterior airway space (PAS) > or = 11 mm.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome of a comprehensive surgical approach on the treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and find out possible predictors to the effectiveness of this approach. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Eighteen patients received genioglossus advancement with hyoid suspension (GAHM) and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty(More)
The levels of urine cysteine protease (UCP) were detected in the urines of 70 gynecological cancers, 50 gynecological benign tumors and 50 normal women. The values of UCP assay of gynecological cancers were much higher than those of benign and normal samples (P < 0.01). Best cut off point for diagnosis of gynecological cancers was P95 and UCP cut off value(More)
Two hundred and fifty-four patients with endometrial carcinoma were diagnosed and treated from Feb. 1956 to Apr. 1987. Of these, 35 patients were below the age of 40 years at the time of diagnosis. These patients were analyzed and compared with those aged above 40. The main clinical manifestations were primary sterility and irregular menstruation. An(More)
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