Effects and side-effects of surgery for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea--a systematic review
2009 (English)In: Sleep, ISSN 0161-8105, E-ISSN 1550-9109, Vol. 32, no 1, 27-36 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Only a small number of randomized controlled trials with a limited number of patients assessing some surgical modalities for snoring or sleep apnea are available. These studies do not provide any evidence of effect from laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty or radiofrequency ablation on daytime sleepiness, apnea reduction, quality of life or snoring. We call for research of randomized, controlled trials of surgery other than uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and uvulopalatoplasty, as they are related to a high risk of long-term side-effects, especially difficulty swallowing.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC , 2009. Vol. 32, no 1, 27-36 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-42598PubMedID: 19189776OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-42598DiVA: diva2:409818