Next Article in Journal
Development and Themes of Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures for Secondary Leg Lymphedema in Patients with Gynecologic Cancers
Next Article in Special Issue
Oral Appliances in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Previous Article in Journal
Family Economic Burden of Elderly Chronic Diseases: Evidence from China
Previous Article in Special Issue
Minimally Invasive Radiofrequency Surgery in Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Open AccessReview

Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy: Clinical Application and Surgical Outcomes

Head and Neck Department, ENT unit, Morgagni-Pierantoni Hospital, AUSL of Romagna, 47121 Forlì, Italy
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433, Singapore
ENT Department, Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset, 46017 Valencia, Spain
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Healthcare 2019, 7(3), 100;
Received: 11 July 2019 / Revised: 14 August 2019 / Accepted: 22 August 2019 / Published: 25 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea)
The visualization of the level and pattern of apnea and hypopnea events is of pivotal importance in the diagnosis and therapeutic decision-making for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). There are numerous techniques available to assess upper airway obstruction, which include imaging, acoustic analysis, pressure transducer recording, and endoscopic evaluation. Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) is a diagnostic tool that allows the dynamic, three-dimensional evaluation of the patterns of vibration and collapse of the upper airway of SDB patients. DISE may change the initial surgical planning in a high percentage of cases. A universally accepted and methodologically standardized DISE could provide significant insight into its role to improve surgical outcomes. However, up to now the ideal DISE protocol remains an open question. View Full-Text
Keywords: drug-induced sleep endoscopy; DISE; sedation drug-induced sleep endoscopy; DISE; sedation
MDPI and ACS Style

De Vito, A.; Cammaroto, G.; Chong, K.B.; Carrasco-Llatas, M.; Vicini, C. Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy: Clinical Application and Surgical Outcomes. Healthcare 2019, 7, 100.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Back to TopTop