Oropharyngeal surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea in CPAP failures

@article{Chisholm2006OropharyngealSF,
  title={Oropharyngeal surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea in CPAP failures},
  author={Edward Chisholm and Bhik T. Kotecha},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2006},
  volume={264},
  pages={51-55}
}
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), albeit effective management, is poorly tolerated. This study looks at the role of laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) in patients with moderate and severe OSA who would not tolerate CPAP. All subjects underwent dynamic sleep nasendoscopy to determine the anatomical level of obstruction and their suitability for the procedure. Twenty subjects were included. Pre-procedure mean apnoea-hypopnea… CONTINUE READING
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