UPPP


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UPPPUvulopalatopharyngoplasty (medical)
UPPPUpper Peninsula Pain Project
UPPPUnclassified Personnel Policies and Procedures (University of Wisconsin)
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More aggressive surgical options such as UPPP with genioglossus advancement, hyoid suspension, and hyoidthyroidpexia have also been reported with decrease in AHI ranging from 10%-60%.
Thus, some of the UPPP patients may have received only partial treatment for sleep apnea.
Weaver found that UPPP patients still had a 31% better survival rate than did CPAP patients, a statistically significant difference.
A small scale clinical trial conducted to determine predictors of success for UPPP revealed that 86 percent of patients who had documented (by fiberoptic endoscopy) preoperative nasopharyngeal obstruction at the level of the soft palate, showed significant improvement in the number of apneas, arousals and in the cumulative time in apnea-hypopnea following surgery.
On 14th October MOL Group will be present at the NED University Karachi and on15th October at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) Topi, KPK to inform about the UPPP program.
On October 14 the MOL Group presented at the NED University Karachi and on October 15 at GIKI of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) Topi KP to inform about the ongoing UPPP programme.
In this article, we describe our study of hyoid suspension surgery with UPPP as a one-stage multilevel surgical procedure in patients with OSA as determined by objective polysomnographic criteria.
Lateral X-ray cephalometry has also been evaluated as a tool to predict the postoperative results of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), either alone or in combination with other approaches (23), being considered a standard test in the preoperative evaluation of the craniofacial skeletal anatomy before maxillomandibular advancement surgery (24); however, the predictive value of X-ray cephalometry for UPPP remains questionable (25).
This occurs because inspiratory pressures can draw tissues not altered by UPPP surgery into the airway during sleep.
The other trial compared UPPP with dental appliances in late 1999 and found dental appliances superior to surgery for improving apnea scores.
VPI is a complication that may be associated with LAUP or UPPP particularly if the resection includes the levator veli palatini muscle.
Based on a combination of our data and those of previous studies, we conclude that patients with significant OSA can safely undergo UPPP as an outpatient procedure.