UPPP


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UPPP

uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.

UPPP

abbr.
uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

UPPP

abbreviation for uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. See palatopharyngoplasty.

UPPP

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, see there.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)

An operation to remove excess tissue at the back of the throat to prevent it from closing off the airway during sleep.
Mentioned in: Sleep Apnea

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In our study, the results of modified UPPP group in terms of subjective improvement in snoring and daytime sleepiness are very encouraging.
UPPP 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 alone.
Sleep apnea patients who fail CPAP were treated primarily with nasal surgery and UPPP (table 2).