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dc.contributor.authorNeruntarat C.
dc.contributor.authorKhuancharee K.
dc.contributor.authorShoowit P.
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-05T03:01:19Z-
dc.date.available2021-04-05T03:01:19Z-
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn2688921
dc.identifier.other2-s2.0-85081027496
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85081027496&doi=10.1007%2fs10103-020-02987-3&partnerID=40&md5=9fb1a07327a4ebfed49676b8f2c4370d
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.swu.ac.th/jspui/handle/123456789/11867-
dc.description.abstractA new outpatient non-surgical method using Er:YAG laser for snoring has been demonstrated. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate the effects of this treatment on snoring. Relevant 1548 articles were searched from various databases from 1 January 2000 to September 2018 including PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Scopus and reference lists. Meta-analysis was performed with RevMan software. Cochran’s Q and I2 statistics were used to assess heterogeneity. The overall effect was evaluated using z-tests. Seven studies and two hundred forty-seven participants treated with two to three sessions of Er:YAG 2940 nm laser (long pulse mode, 10 Hz, fluence 1.6 J/cm2) were included. There was a statistically significant reduction of pooled snoring VAS (mean difference (MD) (95% CI), − 6.89 (− 7.62, − 6.15)). Patient satisfaction rate after laser treatment was 80% (95% CI, 70.69, 89.05) of cases. A widening of the upper airway dimension was revealed; however, changes in apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and respiratory disturbance index (RDI) were not significantly different. Mean follow-up period was 3 to 36 months. Patients tolerated the procedure well without anesthesia. There were minimal side effects without serious adverse effects. Er:YAG laser is shown to be effective in a way to reduce snoring without significant AHI or RDI changes. However, randomized controlled trials, objective data, multicenter cooperation, and long-term outcomes are needed to confirm the benefits of this laser for snoring. © 2020, Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature.
dc.subjectapnea hypopnea index
dc.subjectdry throat
dc.subjectfollow up
dc.subjectforeign body reaction
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectlow level laser therapy
dc.subjectmeta analysis
dc.subjectpatient satisfaction
dc.subjectpriority journal
dc.subjectrespiratory disturbance index
dc.subjectReview
dc.subjectsnoring
dc.subjectsore throat
dc.subjectsystematic review
dc.subjectupper respiratory tract
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectadverse device effect
dc.subjectaged
dc.subjectcomplication
dc.subjectdrug therapy
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmiddle aged
dc.subjectoutpatient
dc.subjectpublishing
dc.subjectrisk
dc.subjectsleep disordered breathing
dc.subjectsnoring
dc.subjectsolid state laser
dc.subjecttreatment outcome
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectLasers, Solid-State
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectOutpatients
dc.subjectPatient Satisfaction
dc.subjectPublication Bias
dc.subjectRisk
dc.subjectSleep Apnea, Obstructive
dc.subjectSnoring
dc.subjectTreatment Outcome
dc.titleEr:YAG laser for snoring: a systemic review and meta-analysis
dc.typeReview
dc.rights.holderScopus
dc.identifier.bibliograpycitationLasers in Medical Science. Vol 35, No.6 (2020), p.1231-1238
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10103-020-02987-3
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