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Impact of obesity on uvulopalatopharyngoplasty success in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea: a retrospective single-center study in Taiwan.
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PMID:  23294274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Conclusion: Our findings suggest that, in Asian patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), obesity is a better predictor of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) failure than Friedman stage III. Objectives: This study evaluated UPPP success rates in obese and non-obese Asian patients treated for severe OSA. Methods: Records of patients who underwent UPPP for treatment of OSA were retrospectively reviewed. Preoperative and postoperative apnea/hypopnea index (AHI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) score, and Friedman stage were compared in non-obese (body mass index (BMI) <27 kg/m(2)) and obese (BMI ≥27 kg/m(2)) patients. Treatment success was defined as >50% reduction in preoperative AHI or postoperative AHI of <20 events/h. Results: Treatment success was significantly lower (p < 0.0001) in the obese group (24.6%) compared with the non-obese group (62.5%). After adjusting for gender, age, BMI, Friedman stage, and preoperative AHI and ESS score, obesity was a significant independent negative predictor of treatment success (adjusted OR = 0.297, 95% CI = 0.114-0.773, p = 0.013).
Dung-Yun Shie; Yung-An Tsou; Chih-Jaan Tai; Ming-Hsui Tsai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2251     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370354     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otolaryngology, China Medical University Hospital , Taichung , Taiwan, ROC.
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