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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Sommer, Ulrich J; Heiser, Clemens; Gahleitner, Constanze; Herr, Raphael M; Hörmann, Karl; Maurer, Joachim T; Stuck, Boris A 
Title:
Tonsillectomy with Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 
Abstract:
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a very common disorder (prevalence 2-7% in women, 7-14% in men). It impairs the quality of life and increases mortality. Conservative treatment with continuous positive airway pressure is highly effective, but patient compliance is variable. Surgical treatments are controversial, as only a few are supported by evidence from controlled clinical trials.Adult patients with OSA, CPAP intolerance, and oropharyngeal obstruction were included in the trial. All underwent...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Dtsch Arztebl Int 
Year:
2016 
Journal volume:
113 
Journal issue:
1-02 
Pages contribution:
1-8 
Language:
eng 
TUM Institution:
Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenklinik und Poliklinik