Polygraphic findings in simplified Barbed Reposition Pharyngoplasty (BRP) as a treatment for OSA patients


This study aims to compare polygraphic data in patients with OSA treated with Barbed Reposition Pharyngoplasty (BRP) performed with a simplified technique compared to the standard method. Variations of technique were performed and tested with the purpose of promoting tolerability and diffusion of this simplified technique. To evaluate the efficacy of the simplified BRP method, a sample of 99 patients was divided into two groups: Group A was treated with BRP (BRP group) and Group B was treated with simplified BRP (sBRP group). The results obtained on the two groups were compared with the two sample Bootstrap t-tests method, showing a substantial overlap in polygraphic results recorded 6 months after surgery.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i25327518v5i1p19

Keywords: Barbed reposition pharyngoplasty; Obstructive Sleep Apnea; polygraphy; Home Sleep Apnea Testing device; sleep surgery

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