Priority 13 from the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Saskatchewan,Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Can obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) be permanently eliminated?  (JLA PSP Priority 13)
Overall ranking 13
JLA question ID 0118/13
Explanatory note This very common question highlights the desire for a cure for OSA that was expressed by many patients and their caregivers. OSA can affect long-term health, quality of life, function and well-being.

He M, Yin G, Zhan S, Xu J, Cao X, Li J, Ye J. Long-term Efficacy of Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty among Adult Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019
Sep;161(3):401-411. doi: 10.1177/0194599819840356. Epub 2019 Jun 11. PMID:31184261. 

Health Research Classification System category Respiratory
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Can my sleep apnea be permanently fixed?; Is there a cure; Is there a permanent solution other than CPAP?; 
Submitted by Family members x 12, patients x 45
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0118
PSP name Obstructive Sleep Apnea PSP
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 39  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 January 2021