Snoring

References

Key articles

Savage CR, Steward DL. Snoring: a critical analysis of current treatment modalities. Does anything really work? Curr Opinion Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jun;15(3):177-9. Abstract

Kubba H. A child who snores. Clin Otolaryngol. 2006 Aug;31(4):317-8. Abstract

Fairbanks DNF, Mickelson SA, Woodson BT, eds. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2003.

Friedman M. Prognostic indicators for successful uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. Sleep. 2000;23:A268.

Ramar K, Dort LC, Katz SG, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliance therapy: an update for 2015. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Jul 15;11(7):773-827.Full text  Abstract

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71. Ferguson M, Smith TL, Zanation AM, et al. Radiofrequency tissue volume reduction: multilesion vs single lesion treatments for snoring. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Sep;127(9):1113-8.Full text  Abstract

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80. Tytherleigh MG, Thomas MA, Connolly AA, et al. Patients' and partners' perceptions of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for snoring. J Otolaryngol. 1999 Apr;28(2):73-5. Abstract

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83. Friedman M. Prognostic indicators for successful uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. Sleep. 2000;23:A268.

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