In our study, the results of modified UPPP
group in terms of subjective improvement in snoring and daytime sleepiness are very encouraging.
patients had more than double the probability of being alive at any time during the follow-up, compared with CPAP patients.
Hyoid suspension surgery was performed in the manner described by Hormann and Baisch, (14) and UPPP
was also performed.
Outpatient treatment of snoring with CO2 laser: Laser-assisted UPPP
We performed a retrospective review of patients who had undergone UPPP
with or without tonsillectomy or septoplasty.
radio frequency somnoplasty: this procedure is similar to LAUP and UPPP
, but uses sound waves applied through a needle; this results in heating of the targeted tissue which eventually causes the tissue to shrink
A history of tonsillectomy was investigated as a predictor of outcome in UPPP
by McGuirt et al.
Among patients with retropalatal narrowing or collapse (Fujita type I or IIa obstruction), the clinical response to UPPP
(as defined by a reduction in the apnea/hypopnea index [AHI] of [greater than or equal to] 50% and a post-treatment AHI of < 20 in patients whose AHI was >20 preoperatively) has been reported to be 52.
Its addition to UPPP
does not appear to significantly increase the degree of pain and morbidity, when compared with UPPP
Sleep apnea patients who fail CPAP were treated primarily with nasal surgery and UPPP