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dc.contributor.authorMackay, S.en
dc.contributor.authorCarney, A.en
dc.contributor.authorWoods, C.en
dc.contributor.authorAntic, N.en
dc.contributor.authorMcEvoy, R.en
dc.contributor.authorChia, M.en
dc.contributor.authorSands, T.en
dc.contributor.authorJones, A.en
dc.contributor.authorHobson, J.en
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, S.en
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2013; 9(2):117-124en
dc.description.abstractSTUDY OBJECTIVES: To investigate the surgical outcomes and efficacy of modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (mod UPPP) and Coblation channelling of the tongue (CCT) as a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: Adult patients with simple snoring or obstructive sleep apnea were treated with combined modified UPPP, bilateral tonsillectomy, and CCT (N = 48). Full polysomnography was performed preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively. Postoperative clinical assessment, sleep questionnaires, and patient demographics including body mass index were compared to preoperative data. All polysomnograms were re-scored to AASM recommended criteria by 2 sleep professionals. RESULTS: The preoperative AHI (median and interquartile range) of 23.1 (10.4 to 36.6) was lowered to a postoperative AHI of 5.6 (1.9 to 10.4) (p < 0.05). The Epworth Sleepiness Scale score fell from 10.5 (5.5 to 13.5) to 5.0 (3.09 to 9.5) (p < 0.05). Morbidity of the surgery was low, with no long-term complications recorded. CONCLUSIONS: Modified UPPP combined with CCT is a highly efficacious intervention for OSA with minimal morbidity. It should be considered for individuals who fail or are intolerant of CPAP or other medical devices.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityStuart G. MacKay, Simon Carney, Charmaine Woods, Nick Antic, Doug McEvoy, Michael Chia, Terry Sands, Andrew Jones, Jonathan Hobson and Samuel Robinsonen
dc.publisherThe American Academy of Sleep Medicineen
dc.rightsCopyright status unknownen
dc.subjectUvulopalatopharyngoplasty; snoring; obstructive sleep apnea; tongue; palate; surgeryen
dc.titleModified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and Coblation channeling of the tongue for obstructive sleep apnea : a multi-centre Australian trialen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionMedical Sciences publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidMcEvoy, R. [0000-0002-5759-0094]en
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