This study was performed at the Sisli Etfal Research and Education Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Istanbul, Turkey.
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2012
Copyright © 2012 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 122, Issue 3, pages 691–695, March 2012
How to Cite
Civelek, S., Emre, I. E., Dizdar, D., Cuhadaroglu, C., Eksioglu, B. K., Eraslan, A. K. and Turgut, S. (2012), Comparison of conventional continuous positive airway pressure to continuous positive airway pressure titration performed with sleep endoscopy. The Laryngoscope, 122: 691–695. doi: 10.1002/lary.22494
The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.
- Issue published online: 21 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 6 DEC 2011 03:53AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 15 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Received: 3 SEP 2011
- Obstructive sleep apnea;
- continuous positive airway pressure titration;
- respiratory disturbed sleep;
- sleep endoscopy;
- Level of Evidence: 4
To evaluate the effect and obtain a pressure value of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) under direct visualization using drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) and compare the pressure values with values obtained using conventional CPAP.
Prospective, double-blinded, cohort study.
Sixteen patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) were included in the study. Each patient underwent polysomnographic evaluation. After diagnosis of OSAS, patients underwent conventional CPAP titration. Patients were then taken to the operating theatre and put under sedation, where CPAP titration with nasendoscopy was performed (DISE CPAP).
There were no statistically significant differences between the two techniques regarding pressure levels that decreased apneas in conventional CPAP and provided sufficient opening during DISE CPAP.
Results with conventional CPAP titration and endoscopy-assisted CPAP titration showed no statistically significant difference. Endoscopy-assisted CPAP is a cheaper and less time consuming alternative to conventional CPAP and has similar results.