Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of oral ice cubic with low-glycogen diet on alleviating early-stage complaints of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Methods
Sixty-six consecutive patients with severe OSAS (from February 1, 2001 to January 31, 2002) underwent CO2 laser-assisted uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and tonsillectomy under general anesthesia were enrolled in the study. Oral ice cubic with external ice compressing accompanying low-glycogen diet were adapted as first-step postoperative intervention after surgical management. Results
The postoperative uneasiness improved significantly both subjectively and objectively. Ninety seven percent of all patients were satisfied with postoperative nursing. Conclusion Oral ice cubic with low-glycogen diet can alleviate early postoperative complications in OSAS patients.
Nursing Journal of Chinese People's Liberation Army