Clinical staging for sleep-disordered breathing.

  title={Clinical staging for sleep-disordered breathing.},
  author={Michael Friedman and Hani Ibrahim and Lee M. Bass},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={127 1},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify prognostic indicators that would lead to stratification of patients likely to have successful surgery for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) versus those destined to fail. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed 134 patients to correlate palate position and tonsil size to the success of the UPPP as based on postoperative polysomnography results. Similar to our previously published data on the Friedman Score as a predictor of the presence and… CONTINUE READING


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