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Case Report

Treatment of Snoring with a Nasopharyngeal Airway Tube

Table 1

Soft polyvinyl chloride nasopharyngeal airway tube sizes and insertion results.

NPAT sizes (Fr)LengthOuter diameterAbility to be insertedHours tolerated during sleepOutcomes from insertion and use during sleep

36180 mm12.0 mmNNATube kept hitting the inferior turbinate and could not pass.

30165 mm10.0 mmY2.5Tolerated insertion for 2.5 hours and removed tube due to pain.
Smartphone app: 0 snores. Bedpartner: 0/10 VAS.

28155 mm9.3 mmY0.75Tolerated insertion for 0.75 hours and removed tube due to pain.
Smartphone app: 0 snores. Bedpartner: 0/10 VAS.

26140 mm8.7 mmY4.2Tolerated insertion 4.2 hours and snored during sleep.
Smartphone app: 11.4 snores per hour.
Bedpartner: 2/10 VAS.

24130 mm8.0 mmYNATube was easily inserted, however, was too short to stop simulated snoring, and therefore was not used overnight.

(Note: manufacturer is Teleflex; dimensions are also available at http://www.teleflex.com/.) Fr = French; NPAT = nasopharyngeal airway tube; NA = not applicable; and VAS = visual analog scale (0 = no snoring, 10 = snoring that could be heard through a closed door and significantly interrupted the bedpartner’s sleep).

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