Posts Tagged ‘obstructive sleep apnea

Our study showed a mean Sa02 nadir on posttreatment (48 to 72 h) of 86.5 ±6.3%, which was similar to the Terris et al report of 87.7±6.2%. The importance of these findings is the substantial change in the airway after treatment with both LAUP and RF (our study). A worsening trend in the RDI and […]

We had previously correlated RFe to lesion size in the porcine tongue model using 0.5 to 2.4 kj with a Spearman correlation coefficient of 0.986, which in the homogenous tissues of the tongue indicated that as energy increases so does lesion size. In the porcine evaluation, the lesion size was verified by gross and histologic […]

The evaluation of the variables of pain, speech, swallowing, and snoring was done by the use of VAS scoring. The subjective complaint from most surgical or laser procedures at the palate level is moderate to intense and often unremitting pain that usually requires a narcotic analgesic for 3 to 5 days and occasionally for up […]

Beninati and Shepard used SEI in the spousal arousal syndrome, which reported that after treatment with nasal continuous positive airway pressure, sleep efficiency increased. SEI has also been used by Yamadera to assess sleep in psychological studies. Hertz et al reported its use in sleep with Prader-Willi syndrome patients. Pharmacologic sleep-related trials have used this […]

The population selected consisted of healthy, nonobese, middle-aged subjects (mean age, 45.3±9.1 years) who were mostly male (81.2%). Both men and women were accepted without bias and done so in a consecutive manner, since the response to treatment in this study was expected to be similar. Objective sleep and respiratory analysis was done by polysomnography […]

Two of 22 subjects (9%) of subjects used a narcotic oral analgesic (hydrocodone) at some time after the first treatment. All other subjects used nothing or opted for over-the-counter medications. The most commonly used analgesic was acetaminophen (500 mg), with a minor use of ibuprofen or aspirin. In Table 4, it is noted that the […]

Measurements were taken from the pretreatment radiographs and compared with those of posttreatment (Table 1). All radiographs were taken in the same anatomic head position that was assured by the use of a standardized, ridged, cephalometric head holder. The width of the soft palate (PW) did not change significantly (p=0.576). However, there was a significant […]

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