Table 5.21.8Quality of life outcomes in randomized controlled trials of surgery vs. CPAP

Study
PMID
Baseline AHI (SD) [eligibility]Baseline ESS (SD)Duration (design)InterventionsNo. AnalyzedOutcomeFavorsIf Significant DifferenceDropout, %Study Quality
Net Difference95% CITest RangeP Btw
“Worst”“Best”
Woodson 2003247
12825037
15 (7) [10–30 or 5–40] *11.6 (3.5)2 mo (PL RCT)RFA (tongue & palate)24SF-36 (PCS, MCS)013A
CPAP24
Lin 2006258
16735919
RDI 65 (24) [nd]14.1 (4.4)6 mo (NRCS, retrospective)Extended UPP55SF-36 (all domains)0NAC
CPAP54
Woodson 2001252
11593163
40 (21) [15–60]11.8 (nd)8–12 wk (NRCS, prospective)TCRFVTRndSF-36 (all domains)0NAC
nCPAPnd
*

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From: Appendix D, Summary Tables

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