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Prospective multi-centre study on barbed reposition pharyngoplasty standing alone or as a part of multilevel surgery for sleep apnea.

Prospective multi-centre study on barbed reposition pharyngoplasty standing alone or as a part of multilevel surgery for sleep apnea.
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Montevecchi F, Meccariello G, Firinu E, Rashwan MS, Arigliani M, De Benedetto M, Palumbo A, Bahgat Y, Bahgat A, Lugo Saldana R, Marzetti A, Pignataro L, Mantovani M, Rinaldi V, Carrasco M, Freire F, Delgado I, Salamanca F, Bianchi A, Onerci M, Agostini P, Romano L, Benazzo M, Baptista P, Salzano F, Dallan I, Nuzzo S, Vicini C,


Montevecchi F, Meccariello G, Firinu E, Rashwan MS, Arigliani M, De Benedetto M, Palumbo A, Bahgat Y, Bahgat A, Lugo Saldana R, Marzetti A, Pignataro L, Mantovani M, Rinaldi V, Carrasco M, Freire F, Delgado I, Salamanca F, Bianchi A, Onerci M, Agostini P, Romano L, Benazzo M, Baptista P, Salzano F, Dallan I, Nuzzo S, Vicini C, (click to view)

Montevecchi F, Meccariello G, Firinu E, Rashwan MS, Arigliani M, De Benedetto M, Palumbo A, Bahgat Y, Bahgat A, Lugo Saldana R, Marzetti A, Pignataro L, Mantovani M, Rinaldi V, Carrasco M, Freire F, Delgado I, Salamanca F, Bianchi A, Onerci M, Agostini P, Romano L, Benazzo M, Baptista P, Salzano F, Dallan I, Nuzzo S, Vicini C,

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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
Abstract
OBJECTIVES
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.

DESIGN
prospective study.

SETTING
multicenter study.

PARTICIPANTS
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).

RESULTS
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.

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