Nasal surgery is a beneficial modality for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
In the adult population, tonsillectomy is the appropriate first line treatment in select patients (Epstein 2009, Evidence Based Clinical Guideline).
Zenker's Diverticulum is a pouch found above the cervical esophagus. It causes swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia), regurgitation, weight loss, and other symptoms.
When behavioral, dietary, and non-invasive techniques fail, surgery plays a vital role in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, despite the fact that it may not completely eliminate or cure the syndrome.
Leadership: Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Chair), Seth M. Cohen, MD, MPH (Assistant Chair), Seth H. Dailey, MD (Assistant Chair), Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)
Leadership: Reginald Baugh, MD (Chair); Sanford Archer, MD (Assistant Chair); Ron Mitchell, MD (Assistant Chair); Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)
The Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery was based on the current body of evidence regarding voice outcomes during thyroid surgery.
The Clinical Practice Guideline: Tympanostomy Tubes in Children was based on the current body of evidence regarding tympanostomy tubes.
Click to view the research gaps identified in each of these clinical practice guidelines: Polysomnography for sleep-disordered breathing prior to tonsillectomy in children
Tonsillectomy in children
Significant gaps in research remain regarding our knowledge about OSA and its management.
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