International Journal of Otolaryngology / 2009 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Efficacy of a Conservative Weight Loss Program in the Long-Term Management of Chronic Upper Airway Obstruction

Table 1

Demographics and weight loss outcomes.

AgeSexNumber of VisitsInitial BMIFinal BMIΔ BMIEtiology of airway obstruction

56Female3243.943.7−0.2Subglottic stenosis, trachmalacia
45Female192834.36.3BTVC paralysis
36Male1457.971.613.7OSA, laryngomalacia
26Female943.744.20.5Subglottic stenosis
44*Male164039.9−0.1BTVC paralysis
32*Female748.340.3−8OSA, tracheomalacia
27Male932.227.5−4.7BTVC paralysis, OSA
54Female647.253.26Subglottic stenosis
58Female1638.437.8−0.6Subglottic stenosis
39Female1242.647.14.5BTVC paralysis

*Patient was decannulated after weight loss attributable to an unrelated medical illness.

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