UPPP


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Noun1.UPPP - surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea)
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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Although UPF has advantages over UPPP in the surgical treatment of OSA, it has been reported in some studies that this surgical method is not an absolute solution according to clinical observations.
Group I comprised 8 cases that were subjected to modified UPPP, group II comprised 8 cases subjected to classical UPPP, and group III comprised 8 cases subjected to CPAP therapy.
As many as 972 three-member teams had applied for the talent acquisition programme UPPP from 27 universities in 14 countries ranging from the UK and Central Europe to the Middle East.
One showed UPPP to he inferior to CPAP in reducing mortality in patients with sleep apnea, while the other two studies indicated UPPP and CPAP were comparable.
In UPPP, the surgeon removes the soft tissue on the back of the throat and soft palate; sometimes tonsils and other excess tissue are removed at the same time.
Middle-aged women in white diaphanous robes going UPPP for joy and DOWWNNNNN for sorrow.
UPPP is an invasive procedure that typically requires general anesthesia and an overnight hospital stay and it does not address obstructions at the base of tongue.
UPPP is not considered as universally effective as tracheostomy but does seem to be a cure for snoring.
Students at selected universities in 14 countries ranging from Pakistan, UK and Central Europe to the Middle East can apply via the UPPP online simulation game from 1st to 23rd October 2014.
Students at selected universities in 14 countries ranging from Pakistan the UK and Central Europe to the Middle East have applied through the UPPP online simulation game says a press release issued here.
However, there was some evidence to suggest that UPPP and tracheostomy reduced mortality in patients with OSA.
10) A meta-analysis by Sher et al found that the success rate of UPPP was 41%, although it was as low as 5% in patients with excessive retrolingual collapse observed during endoscopy.