Affiliation: University of Washington
- Polysomnography indexes are discordant with quality of life, symptoms, and reaction times in sleep apnea patientsEdward M Weaver
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sleep Disorders Center, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:255-62. 2005....
- Survival of veterans with sleep apnea: continuous positive airway pressure versus surgeryEdward M Weaver
Surgery and Perioperative Care Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:659-65. 2004..Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves sleep apnea survival. We tested whether CPAP is associated with better survival than uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)...
- Polysomnography vs self-reported measures in patients with sleep apneaEdward M Weaver
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sleep Disorders Center, Washington, USA
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:453-8. 2004..While obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is defined by both polysomnographic (PSG) abnormalities and symptoms, severity is quantified primarily by the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) alone...
- A critical evaluation of critical pathways in head and neck cancerBevan Yueh
Health Services Research and Development Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 129:89-95. 2003..Critical pathways have been purported to decrease resource utilization in the management of head and neck cancer. Prior reports have documented shorter lengths of stay (LOS) for pathway patients than for historical cohorts...
- A comparison of radiofrequency treatment schemes for obstructive sleep apnea syndromeDavid L Steward
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0528, USA
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:579-85. 2004..We sought to determine whether increasing temperature-controlled radiofrequency tissue ablation (TCRFTA) treatments provide incremental improvement in outcomes of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)...
- Incidence of serious complications after uvulopalatopharyngoplastyEric J Kezirian
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
Laryngoscope 114:450-3. 2004..5% and a crude mortality rate of 0.4%. The primary objective of this study was to calculate the incidence of perioperative morbidity and mortality in a large, multisite cohort of UPPP patients...
- Multilevel temperature-controlled radiofrequency for obstructive sleep apnea: extended follow-upDavid L Steward
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, ML 0528, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0528, USA
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:630-5. 2005..To determine long-term effectiveness of multilevel (tongue and palate) temperature-controlled radiofrequency tissue ablation (TCRFTA) for patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)...
- Comparison of anatomic, physiological, and subjective measures of the nasal airwayDerek J Lam
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 98108, USA
Am J Rhinol 20:463-70. 2006....
- Beware of the"..."Edward M Weaver
J Clin Sleep Med 1:434; author reply 435. 2005
- Sleepy driver near-misses may predict accident risksNelson B Powell
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
Sleep 30:331-42. 2007..To quantify the prevalence of self-reported near-miss sleepy driving accidents and their association with self-reported actual driving accidents...
- Risk factors for serious complication after uvulopalatopharyngoplastyEric J Kezirian
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, USA
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:1091-8. 2006....
- A randomized trial of temperature-controlled radiofrequency, continuous positive airway pressure, and placebo for obstructive sleep apnea syndromeB Tucker Woodson
Department of Otoraryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 128:848-61. 2003....
- Practice guidelines for the perioperative management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Perioperative Management of patients with obstructive sleep apneaJeffrey B Gross
Anesthesiology 104:1081-93; quiz 1117-8. 2006
- Sleep apnea devices and sleep apnea surgery should be compared on effectiveness, not efficacyEdward M Weaver
Chest 123:961-2; author reply 962. 2003
- An adjunctive method of radiofrequency volumetric tissue reduction of the tongue for OSASRobert W Riley
Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center, USA
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 129:37-42. 2003..Temperature-controlled radiofrequency volumetric reduction (TCRF), a minimally invasive procedure, has been used to treat tongue base obstruction in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). An adjunctive method was objectively evaluated...
- Outcomes after nasal septoplasty: results from the Nasal Obstruction Septoplasty Effectiveness (NOSE) studyMichael G Stewart
Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:283-90. 2004..Our goal was to assess disease-specific quality of life outcomes after nasal septoplasty in adults with nasal obstruction...
- Quality of life after tonsillectomy in adults with recurrent or chronic tonsillitisDavid L Witsell
Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 138:S1-8. 2008....
- Quality of life after tonsillectomy in children with recurrent tonsillitisNira A Goldstein
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 138:S9-S16. 2008....
- Invited commentary from organizations on the draft proposal released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for modification of national coverage determination 240.4Edward M Weaver
American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, USA
J Clin Sleep Med 4:77. 2008
- Nasal Obstruction and Sleep Apnea Treatment OutcomesEdward Weaver; Fiscal Year: 2007..Future independent investigations of other surgically correctible anatomic abnormalities associated with sleep apnea will follow the model of this proposed research plan. ..