Hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation in an ambulatory surgical center is safe and is more efficient than in an HOPD and may also be more cost-effective.
Practice Focus » Sleep Medicine
Although OSA is known to lead to arousals and central apneas, no study has identified factors associated with CSA improvement following adenotonsillectomy.
Can a modified tissue-preserving uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) convert retropalatal concentric collapse to anteroposterior or lateral patterns of collapse on drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) in patients who are not candidates for upper airway stimulation (UAS) due to complete circumferential collapse at the velum? BOTTOM LINE A modified UPPP can successfully convert collapse patterns in patients with complete […]
This interval update from the ADHERE registry outcomes demonstrates efficacy, safety, and high adherence rates for UAS therapy.
It’s been estimated that nearly 1 billion people worldwide have mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A study published in BMJ Open Respiratory Research has shown that people who have OSA are nearly twice as likely to experience sudden death from cardiovascular complications (e.g. hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias) or all-cause […]
The role for drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) in counseling candidates for HNS extends beyond excluding complete concentric collapse related to the velum.
This analysis highlights the need for close monitoring of patients with sleep apnea who become infected with COVID-19.
What is the value of the oxygen desaturation index (ODI) as compared to the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) in accurately diagnosing adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?