The role of the nasal valve in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

The role of the nasal valve in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Authors

  • Matteo Gelardi Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Pierluigi Intiglietta Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Science, Institute of Respiratory Disease, School of Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
  • Giuseppe Porro Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Vitaliano Nicola Quaranta Pneumology Unity, Di Venere Hospital, Bari, Italy
  • Onofrio Resta Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Science, Institute of Respiratory Disease, School of Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
  • Nicola Quaranta Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Giorgio Ciprandi Allergy, Casa di Cura Villa Montallegro, Genoa, Italy

Keywords:

nasal valve, airflow obstruction, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, polysomnography

Abstract

The nasal valve area has the minimal cross-sectional area of the upper airways. A problem at this level may easily induce impaired breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common disorder. It has been reported that nasal obstruction may be associated with OSAS. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of nasal valve in a group of OSAS patients. Polysomnography was performed. Patients with bilateral valve incontinence had lower SaO2-nadir than patients with unilateral (or no) one. In conclusion, the present study demonstrates that a bilateral nasal valve incontinence is associated with more severe nocturnal respiratory pattern in patients with OSAS.

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Published

11-01-2019

How to Cite

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The role of the nasal valve in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 Jan. 11 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];90(2-S). Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/8097

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