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Results of Minimally Invasive Surgical procedure for Sufferers With OSA on High quality of Life.

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Results of Minimally Invasive Surgical procedure for Sufferers With OSA on High quality of Life.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2017 Dec 01;:3489417750164

Authors: Lin HC, Lee CY, Friedman M, Wang PC, Salapatas AM, Lin MC, Chen YC

Summary
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively research the results of minimally invasive single-stage multilevel surgical procedure (MISS MLS) for treating sufferers with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSA) on high quality of life (QOL).
METHODS: All OSA sufferers with multilevel obstruction who failed or refused steady constructive airway stress (CPAP) therapy after which underwent Pillar implants and temperature-controlled radiofrequency of the bottom of tongue (RFBOT) had been enrolled. The subjective signs and QOL (SF-36 Taiwan Commonplace Model 1.zero) parameters had been collected preoperatively and a minimal of three months postoperatively. Postoperative morbidity and issues had been additionally recorded.
RESULTS: Thirty-seven sufferers (30 males, 7 ladies; imply age = 46.eight years; imply BMI = 23.9 kg/m2) had been enrolled. The imply Epworth Sleepiness Scale modified from 12 ± four.three to 10.6 ± four.three ( P = .004, Wilcoxon signed-rank check). The imply loud night breathing visible analog scale decreased from 9.5 ± 1.three to four.zero ± 2.zero ( P < .zero001). The imply rating of SF-36 elevated from 65.5 ± 19.6 to 75.2 ± 16.7 ( P = .001). The SF-36 subscales confirmed statistically vital adjustments, particularly in bodily ache, role-emotional, and basic well being.
CONCLUSION: The research demonstrated that MISS MLS was efficient on QOL in chosen sufferers for treating OSA sufferers who’re unresponsive to conservative OSA remedy.

PMID: 29277122 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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