Long-term survival of patients with obstructive sleep apnea treated by uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or nasal CPAP.

@article{Keenan1994LongtermSO,
  title={Long-term survival of patients with obstructive sleep apnea treated by uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or nasal CPAP.},
  author={Sean P. Keenan and Helen Burt and C. Frank Ryan and John A. Fleetham},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1994},
  volume={105 1},
  pages={155-9}
}
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have decreased long-term survival. Treatment of OSA with either nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or tracheostomy improves survival, but the effect of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) on survival is unclear. We attempted to contact all patients with OSA treated with either UPPP or nasal CPAP over a… CONTINUE READING

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