What impact does nasal obstruction have on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as measured by polysomnography (PSG)? Background: While nasal obstruction is often identified and treated in patients with OSA, its role in the pathogenesis or exacerbation of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) has not been clearly shown. Several previous studies have used nasal packing or complete nasal obstruction […]
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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. […]
What is the current recommended standard for evaluation and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Background: There is lack of consensus about diagnostic protocols for OSA in adults. This multicenter, multispecialty clinical guideline summarizes the best evidence and makes a series of clinical recommendations, with associated strength of recommendation depending on the underlying […]
SAN DIEGO-For patients who undergo surgery for obstructive sleep apnea, failure of surgery to achieve success presents a number of challenges to otolaryngologists. First and foremost is the challenge of correctly assessing the outcome of surgery followed by the need to choose additional therapy tailored to the particular needs of each patient.