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A surgical procedure for treating severe obstructive sleep apnea, in which the airway at the back of the throat is widened by the removal of excess soft tissue including the uvula, tonsils, and part of the soft palate.

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Noun1.uvulopalatopharyngoplasty - 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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California United Bank (CUB), a subsidiary of CU Bancorp (NASDAQ: CUNB), has said that Karen Schoenbaum, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the bank and company, has been appointed to the LAUP board of directors.
California United Bank ("CUB"), a subsidiary of CU Bancorp (NASDAQ: CUNB), has announced that Karen Schoenbaum, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of California United Bank and CU Bancorp, has been appointed to the board of directors of LAUP, the company said.
Only 15.7% of the anaesthetists knew that OSAs is an indication for LAUP, despite the fact that it is a common office-based procedure; less than 50% knew that uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is an OSA-effective treatment (24).
The types of pharyngeal surgery included were tonsillectomy (T), adenoidectomy (A), adenotonsillectomy (T&A), uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), and laser assisted uvuloplasty (LAUP).
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Uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP), or removing portions of the uvula and soft palate to stop throat structures from vibrating and causing snoring.
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As part of Phase 3 of the Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study (UPCOS-3), Mathematica Policy Research worked with the First 5 LA Children and Families Commission and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) to conduct a descriptive study of the characteristics of classrooms in LAUP programs during winter 2010.
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