Radiofrequency volumetric tissue reduction of the palate in subjects with sleep-disordered breathing.

@article{Powell1998RadiofrequencyVT,
  title={Radiofrequency volumetric tissue reduction of the palate in subjects with sleep-disordered breathing.},
  author={Nelson Bert Powell and Robert Wayne Riley and Robert J. Troell and Kasey K. Li and Marc Bernard Blumen and Christian Guilleminault},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1998},
  volume={113 5},
  pages={1163-74}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate pain, swallowing, speech, edematous response, tissue shrinkage, sleep, snoring, and safety (energy limits and adverse effects) following radiofrequency (RF) treatment to the palate in 22 subjects with sleep-disordered breathing. DESIGN This investigation is a prospective nonrandomized study. Polysomnography, radiographic imaging, and infrared thermography, along with questionnaires and visual analog scales, were used to evaluate the effects of RF treatment to the… CONTINUE READING

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