Combined RF Surgery of the Tongue Base and Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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First received: December 13, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2010
History: No changes posted

Introduction: The aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of combined bipolar radiofrequency surgery of the tongue base (RFBT) and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) in a single session for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to determine whether this combination is safe and well tolerated.

Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Combined Bipolar Radiofrequency Surgery of the Tongue Base and Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea not treated by CPAP


Inclusion Criteria: obstructive sleep apnea not treated by CPAP

Exclusion Criteria: a history of previous surgery for OSA and only one level of airway obstruction

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01259154

Czech Republic
Faculty Hospital Motol
Prague, Czech Republic, 150 06
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charles University, Czech Republic
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT01259154     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CU123
Study First Received: December 13, 2010
Last Updated: December 13, 2010
Health Authority: Czech Republic: Ministry of Education

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Nervous System Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic processed this record on October 23, 2014