Latest Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty Stories

Sleep Apnea Not Just A Male Problem, Rising Number Of Women Also Have Disorder
2012-08-16 07:52:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder linked to cardiovascular disease and found predominantly in men, may be growing as a problem for women as well, according to a new Swedish study. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which frequent pauses in breathing of 10 to 30 seconds occur during sleep, and can occur numerous, perhaps hundreds of times, throughout the night. The disorder increases with age and has long been associated...

2011-08-12 00:00:29

According to European Sleep Works, there is more than one way to improve nighttime breathing. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 According to Dr. William Dement, author of The Promise to Sleep, nearly 40 percent of Americans suffer from some form of sleep apnea. With such a high number of people suffering from the malady, extensive research has been performed and a burgeoning industry has been created to cure sleep-disordered breathing. The solutions to sleep apnea run the gamut from...

2011-02-05 00:00:43

Results of this technique proving positive for snorers with soft palate and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 4, 2011 The Pillar® Procedure, which is a relatively new in-office medical technique, is being touted among snoring specialists as a cure for snoring in many patients. As more snorers are being treated with this procedure worldwide, positive results lasting many years are being realized. The Pillar Procedure is a minimally invasive, simple...

2011-01-27 20:40:56

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea who undergo surgery to improve their breathing get a better night's sleep and therefore are less drowsy during the day, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The study finds surgery greatly reduces daytime sleepiness "“ a common side effect from this disorder in which the upper airway is partially or completely blocked during sleep "“ when compared to other non-surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea. "This...

2009-10-28 14:05:27

The best time to have your picture taken is usually not while you are sleeping, that is unless you suffer from sleep apnea. Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine are using a small video camera inserted into the airway to help pinpoint the cause of obstructions that happen during sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which tissues in the back of the throat collapse during sleep, resulting in the cessation of breathing, restless sleep, daytime fatigue, loud snoring, as well as...

2008-08-19 15:01:22

Smoking appears to be linked with an increased rate of hemorrhage in patients who undergo a procedure done with a tonsillectomy, U.S. researchers said. A uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, or UPPP, is surgical procedure used to remove excess tissue from the throat with tonsillectomy -- a surgical procedure in which the tonsils are removed. The study, published in the Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, found that patients who smoked had an increased rate of hemorrhage when...

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