This study showed for the first time that UPPP
can cause morphological changes in the entire upper airway, without any changes in air volume.
The mean postoperative AHI/hour of group I (modified UPPP
), group II (classical UPPP
), and group III (n-CPAP) was 26.29 (S.D = 32.94, SEM = 10.98, p < 0.002), 46.93 (S.D = 8.14, SEM = 2.88, p < 0.001), and 0.00 (S.D = 31.75, SEM = 11.22, p < 0.001), respectively (Tables 3-7).
, the surgeon removes the soft tissue on the back of the throat and soft palate; sometimes tonsils and other excess tissue are removed at the same time.
Weaver found that UPPP
patients still had a 31% better survival rate than did CPAP patients, a statistically significant difference.
A small scale clinical trial conducted to determine predictors of success for UPPP
revealed that 86 percent of patients who had documented (by fiberoptic endoscopy) preoperative nasopharyngeal obstruction at the level of the soft palate, showed significant improvement in the number of apneas, arousals and in the cumulative time in apnea-hypopnea following surgery.
Cekin et al compared UPPP
and uvulopalatal flap placement in OSAS patients and found that snoring was relieved in 85% of the UPPP
patients and 83.3% of the flap patients 90 days after surgery.
The top three teams will then get the opportunity to join MOL Group and start their careers through the 18-month "UPPP
Technical Placement Program".
On October 14 the MOL Group presented at the NED University Karachi and on October 15 at GIKI of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) Topi KP to inform about the ongoing UPPP
However, there was some evidence to suggest that UPPP
and tracheostomy reduced mortality in patients with OSA.
Lateral X-ray cephalometry has also been evaluated as a tool to predict the postoperative results of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP
), either alone or in combination with other approaches (23), being considered a standard test in the preoperative evaluation of the craniofacial skeletal anatomy before maxillomandibular advancement surgery (24); however, the predictive value of X-ray cephalometry for UPPP
remains questionable (25).
) removes soft tissue in the back of the throat and palate which increases the width of the airway.
The typical surgery for sleep apnea--uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP
)--removes the uvula and excessive fatty tissue in the oropharynx in order to widen the upper airway and allow airflow during sleep.