Eight-Year Follow-up of Modified Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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To investigate whether modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) remained effective after 8 years.Prospective intervention study. Sixty-five patients with OSA were offered re-evaluation with polysomnography and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) 8 years after UPPP. Results were compared with baseline and with a previous 2-year follow-up. Baseline predictors were analyzed with regression analyses.The dropout rate at the 8-year follow-up was 28%. The mean decrease in apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) between baseline and the 8-year follow-up was significant, 14.0 events/hour (from 52.9 to 38.9), 27% (P 

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