Effects of nasal obstruction on continuous positive airway pressure treatments in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Seiichi Nakata, Akiko Noda, Hidehito Yagi, Eriko Yanagi, Keisuke Suzuki, Hayato Misawa, Yasuo Koike, Tsutomu Nakashima

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of nasal surgery for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) failure in patients with both severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and nasal obstruction. Seventy-six male patients diagnosed with OSAS were prescribed CPAP for treatment. Sleep parameters and nasal resistance were evaluated by using standard polysomnography and rinomanometry before and after nasal surgery, respectively. Four of the 76 patients who were refractory to CPAP treatment underwent nasal surgery. However, they were able to use CPAP after surgery. In conclusion, nasal surgery may improve the tolerance of CPAP in patients with OSAS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-91
Number of pages3
JournalSleep and Biological Rhythms
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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