Retropalatal Müller grade is associated with the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in non-obese Asian patients: Retropalatal Müller grade and OSA in non-obese

Ming Ju Wu, Ching Yin Ho, Hung Huey Tsai, Hung Meng Huang, Pei Lin Lee, Ching Ting Tan

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate whether physical evaluations could be used for predicting the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in non-obese snoring patients. Methods: This is a retrospective study, and a total of 244 nonobese (body mass index, BMI, 2) snoring patients (178 men and 66 women; mean age=43.1±12.1 years) were included. Each patient underwent polysomnography and a thorough physical examination, including flexible nasopharyngoscopy and Müller maneuver. Patients were divided into four groups based on apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) scores: normal (simple snoring), AHI

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-807
Number of pages9
JournalSleep and Breathing
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Airway collapsibility
  • Apnea-hypopnea scale
  • Body mass index
  • Müller maneuver
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Upper airway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medicine(all)

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