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Clinical Challenges
June 1998

More Data Needed

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998;124(6):722. doi:10.1001/archotol.124.6.722

TERRIS and Wang should be applauded for their efforts in reviewing several hundred articles dealing with LAUP. They must have spent many hours reviewing raw data from several articles.

It is revealing that only 10 of some 50 articles presented polysomnographic data addressing the efficacy of LAUP for sleep-related breathing disorders. Snoring is a clue to a much more serious disorder: OSA. It is disturbing to note the lack of objective data presented in the literature.