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Obstructive sleep apnea patients are likely to experience increased middle ear pressure from using a CPAP machine.
Recent studies have suggested a possible unique link between loud snoring and carotid artery stenosis, even in patients without OSA or with only very mild disease.
The literature supports dexamethasone as an effective agent for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting.
Questions remain regarding the ideal criteria for transfusion in these patients.
There is level 1 evidence that suggests UPPP surgery is an effective treatment for OSA in the appropriately selected patient.
Ampicillin/sulbactam is the preferred perioperative prophylactic antibiotic in major head and neck surgery.
Surgical intervention is indicated when patients have four to six episodes of acute sinusitis lasting four weeks or less each with asymptomatic periods in the interim.
There is little physiologic data comparing Eustachian tube function in each ear, but clinically relevant information can be gleaned from studies on surgical outcomes.