Effect of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty on upper airway collapsibility in obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Schwartz1992EffectOU,
  title={Effect of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty on upper airway collapsibility in obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Alan R. Schwartz and Nina Schubert and W M Rothman and F H Godley and Bryan Marsh and David Eisele and John Nadeau and L Permutt and Iain C Gleadhill and Philip L. Smith},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1992},
  volume={145 3},
  pages={527-32}
}
Previous investigators have demonstrated variable responses to uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPP) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. We hypothesized that this variability is due to either (1) differences in baseline pharyngeal collapsibility preoperatively or (2) differences in magnitude of the decrease in pharyngeal collapsibility resulting from surgery. To determine the relationship between changes in collapsibility and the response to UPP surgery, we measured the upper airway critical… CONTINUE READING

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