Extended follow-up of palatal implants for OSA treatment.

  title={Extended follow-up of palatal implants for OSA treatment.},
  author={Regina Paloyan Walker and Howard L. Levine and Martin Hopp and David Greene},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={137 5},
OBJECTIVE Evaluate long-term safety and outcomes of palatal implants for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Continuation of a prospective case series of patients with palatal implants. Polysomnography, daytime sleepiness, and snoring intensity were measured at baseline, 90 days, and extended follow-up. RESULTS Twenty-two (42%) patients from the previous study were followed for a median of 435.5 days. Thirteen were classified as responders… CONTINUE READING
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