Cephalometric and fiberoptic evaluation as a case-selection technique for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).

@article{Naganuma2002CephalometricAF,
  title={Cephalometric and fiberoptic evaluation as a case-selection technique for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).},
  author={Hideaki Naganuma and Makito Okamoto and B Tucker Woodson and Hajime Hirose},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica. Supplementum},
  year={2002},
  volume={547},
  pages={57-63}
}
In order to obtain relatively simple and useful parameters to estimate the severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), cephalometric and fiberoptic studies were performed in 64 clinical cases previously diagnosed with either OSAS or snoring. Fourteen cephalometric parameters, 13 parameters derived from physical examination and 18 fiberoptic parameters were compared with the apnea index (AI), the apnea-hypopnea index and lowest SaO2 values. Statistically significant correlations were… CONTINUE READING

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