Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery 2017 10 05() doi 10.1111/coa.13001
The aim of this study was to demonstrate in a prospective multi-centre study that Barbed Reposition Pharyngoplasty (BRP) procedure is safe and effective in management of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) patients.
patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.
MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES
values of post-operative apnea-hypopnea index(AHI), oxygen desaturation index (ODI), epworth sleepiness scale (ESS).
111 BRP procedures standing alone or as a part of multilevel surgery for OSAHS, performed between January and September 2016, were analyzed in 15 different centers. The average hospitalization period was 2.5 ± 0.5 days. The mean patient age was 46.3 ± 10.5 years. The average BMI at the time of the procedure was 27.9 ± 3.2 and the majority of the patients were men (83%). The mean pre-operative and post-operative apnea/hypopnea index was 33.4 ± 19.5 and 13.5 ± 10.3, respectively (p < 0.001). The mean pre-operative and post-operative epworth sleepiness scale score was 10.2 ± 4.5 and 6.1 ± 3.6, respectively (p < 0.001). The mean pre- and post-operative oxygen desaturation index was 29.6 ± 20.7 and 12.7 ± 10.8, respectively (p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS
Patients undergoing BRP standing alone or as part of a multilevel approach for the treatment of OSAHS have a reasonable expectation for success with minimal morbidity. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.