Pharyngeal upper airway surgery in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) resulted in no significant, persistent adverse change in swallowing function.
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Age and smoking, but not body mass index, are associated with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).
Upper airway stimulation is a treatment used to address OSA by electrically stimulating select levels of the hypoglossal nerve to induce contraction of the genioglossus muscle and enlarge airways.
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.
Although OSA is known to lead to arousals and central apneas, no study has identified factors associated with CSA improvement following adenotonsillectomy.
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 […]
The role for drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) in counseling candidates for HNS extends beyond excluding complete concentric collapse related to the velum.