What are the associations between findings from drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) and lateral cephalometry in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Background: Because surgical treatment of OSA is directed at specific regions and structures of the upper airway, it is important to determine the pattern of obstruction and, if possible, to tailor surgical treatment to a patient’s […]
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Can drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) help determine the mechanisms for lack of response to surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Background: The most common OSA surgical treatment in the U.S. is isolated palate surgery, even though it rarely eliminates OSA and achieves a meaningful reduction in severity in only 5 percent to 38 percent of patients. […]