Otolaryngologists discuss pros and cons of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, relocation and lateral pharyngoplasty, Z-palatoplasty, and other surgical procedures for OSA at the 2013 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting
Practice Focus » Sleep Medicine
Can risk factors for oxygen desaturation be predictors for post-operative apneic death in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients?
Snoring without OSA may contribute independently to cardiovascular disease and mortality
While there is no evidence that nasal surgery alone will improve objective measures of OSA, patients experience subjectively better sleep and quality of life following corrective nasal surgery
Overnight monitoring is advised for patients with higher preoperative apneic indices, and/or cardiovascular comorbidities, and those undergoing tongue base surgery who may be at higher risk for respiratory complications