4-year follow-up of treatment with dental appliance or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized study.

@article{WalkerEngstrm20024yearFO,
  title={4-year follow-up of treatment with dental appliance or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized study.},
  author={Marie-Louise Walker-Engstr{\"o}m and {\AA}ke Tegelberg and Bo Wilhelmsson and Ivar Ringqvist},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={121 3},
  pages={
          739-46
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of treatment with a dental appliance or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) on somnographic variables in patients with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) followed up for 4 years, and compliance and complementary treatment. DESIGN Randomized study. SETTING Central Hospital, Västerås, Uppsala University, Sweden. PATIENTS Ninety-five male patients with confirmed mild-to-moderate OSA (apnea index [AI] > 5 and < 25) were randomized to treatment… CONTINUE READING

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