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Laup

A Norwegian unit of weight approximately equivalent to 18 kilograms. It is used most commonly to measure the weight of butter.
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Radio frequency somnoplasty, a procedure is similar to LAUP and UPPP, but uses sound waves applied through a needle to heat the targeted tissue; this damages the tissue and eventually leads to scarring and shrinkage of the treated areas.
* radio frequency somnoplasty: this procedure is similar to LAUP and UPPP, but uses sound waves applied through a needle; this results in heating of the targeted tissue which eventually causes the tissue to shrink
Very few patients with sleep apnea were treated with LAUP.
in 1992, but by then it had been modified and was called the laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP).
The most popular LAUP technique was described by Krespi and Keidar in 1994.
Short-term data indicated that LAUP either eliminated or significantly decreased snoring in 70 to 97% of patients.
Kamami reported in his own series of 741 patients that "after several months ...snoring had reappeared in a few cases, but [it was] much less disturbing than before." [28] The first research to specifically address this issue indicated that the efficacy of LAUP did decrease over time.
Although LAUP is generally associated with fewer complications than UPPP, postoperative pain is the one exception.
Several effective office surgical procedures are available to treat snoring, including laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP), uvulectomy, and radiofrequency palate-tightening procedures.
Furthermore, the surgeon should be aware that postoperative swelling after a snoring correction procedure such as a LAUP can temporarily worsen a preexisting sleep apnea condition.