Category: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Long-Term Survival of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treated by Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or Nasal CPAP – Comment

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty was proposed as a surgical treatment for OSA by Fujita and associates. The success of this operation varies considerably, and some of this variability has been accounted for by differences in patient selection or surgical technique. Both nasal CPAP and UPPP have been shown to reduce systemic blood pressure in patients with OSA. buy…

Long-Term Survival of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treated by Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or Nasal CPAP – Conclusion

There is some support for this explanation in that we found no difference in survival between UPPP responders and nonresponders. In elderly patients the effect of OSA on longterm survival is less clear. Ancoli-Israel and colleagues showed an association between OSA and decreased survival in elderly women but not in men. Bliwise and coworkers demonstrated…

Long-Term Survival of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treated by Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or Nasal CPAP – Discussion

One hundred forty of the 149 UPPP patients (94 percent) had a follow-up polysomnogram. Eighty-nine of the 140 (63 percent) had a postoperative AI of less than 5 and a further 25 (18 percent) had a greater than 50 percent reduction in AI giving an overall 81 percent response rate. Patients who did not respond…

Long-Term Survival of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treated by Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or Nasal CPAP – Results

One hundred fifty-four patients were treated with UPPP and 208 were treated with nasal CPAP during the 6-year period. Five of the 154 patients treated with UPPP were subsequently treated with nasal CPAP because of an unsuccessful response to surgery, and they were excluded from further analysis. Follow-up was complete in 137 of the remaining…

Long-Term Survival of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treated by Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or Nasal CPAP – Methods

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a relatively common condition that may affect up to 2 percent of the adult population. There are limited data on the mortality associated with OSA, Ык most studies suggest a decreased long-term survival. Patients with OSA have an increased likelihood of cardiovascular-related death and may be more likely to die…