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Research

Research Papers written by our physicians and organized by year of publication can be accessed by the link below. Most are links to abstracts, some are PDF's of the complete articles.

With few exceptions, all papers from 1990 to the present can be reached through PubMed. Click on the appropriate paper needed below, and it will be displayed in abstract form. Full-text options are displayed, if available.

Please use these collections as an educational resource, and a reference library to CFARS surgical procedures. If you have trouble with any of these links, let us know via our contact form here.

Research Papers

Facial and Airway Reconstruction Surgery

2014

2009

  • Sesso DM, Riley RW, Powell NB. Rationale and indications for surgical treatment. In: Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy. Friedman M. ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2009, pp. 80-84.

  • Sesso DM, Riley RW, Powell NB. Maxillofacial surgical techniques for hypopharyngeal obstruction in obstructive sleep apnea. In: Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy. Friedman M. ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2009, pp. 326-333.

2008

2007

2005

  • Hester JE, Powell NB, Riley RW. Hypopharyngeal airway surgery in the pediatric patient with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 16:264-269, 2005
  • Eric J. Kezirian, Nelson Bert Powell, Robert W. Riley, Jerome E. Hester. Incidence of Complications in Radiofrequency Treatment of the Upper Airway. Laryngoscope, 115 (7): 1298-304, 2005
  • Nelson Powell. Upper Airway Surgery Does Have a Major Role in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea -- "The Tail End of the Dog”. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Vol. 1, No. 3 2005

2004

  • Hester JE, Troell RJ, Riley RR, Powell NB, Li KK: Reconstructive surgery for sleep disordered breathing. In: Anesthesiologist’s Manual of Surgical Procedures. Jaffe RA, Samuels SI, eds. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2004, 193-198.

2003

  • Christian Guilleminault, Nelson B. Powell, Sandra Martinez, Clete Kushida, Tifenn Raffray, Luciana Palombini, Pierre Philip. Preliminary Observations on the Effects of Sleep time in a Sleep Restriction Paradigm. Sleep Medicine 2003 4: 177-184
  • Raffray T, Guilleminault C, Powell NB, Martinez S, Kushida C, Palombini L, Philip P. Effets Des Horaires DE Sommeil Lors D’une restriction De Sommeil. Proceeding of the 2003 Congress of the French Sleep Research Society. 2003 p.133
  • Robert W. Riley, M.D., D.D.S.; Nelson B. Powell, MD; Kasey K. Li, M.D., D.D.S.; Edward M. Weaver, MD, MPH, and Christian Guilleminault, MD. An Adjunctive Method of Radiofrequency Volumetric Tissue Reduction of the Tongue for OSAS: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 37-42

2002

2001

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1999

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1997

1996

1995

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1993

1991

  • Powell N, Riley R, Guilleminault C: Maxillofacial surgical techniques for hypopharyngeal obstruction in obstructive sleep apnea. In: G. Katsantonis (Eds.), Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1991, 2:112-119
  • Powell N, Riley R, Guilleminault C: Rationale and indications for surgical treatment in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. In: G. Katsantonis (Eds.), Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1991, 2:87-90

1990

With few exceptions, the majority of papers from 1989 and before can be reached through PubMed. However, please note you must enter the entire name of the paper you wish to search for in the "search" field at the PubMed site

1989

1988

1987

1986

1985

1984

1983

  • Riley R, Guilleminault C, Herran J, Powell N: Cephalometric analysis and flow-volume loops in obstructive sleep apnea patients. Sleep 1983;6:303-311
  • Powell N, Guilleminault C, Riley R: Mandibular advancement and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Bull. Europ.Physiopath (Clinical Respiratory Physiology) 1983;19:607-610

Books and Chapters:

  • Powell N, Riley R, Guilleminault C: Surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In: M. Kryger (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 4th ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 2005
  • Hester JE, Powell NB, Riley RW: Advanced Surgical Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in the Pediatric Patient.” In: Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Norman R. Friedman and Mark A. Richardson eds. <Need date>
  • Hester JE, Powell NB, Riley RW: Hypopharyngeal Airway Surgery in the Pediatric Patient. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 16:264-269, 2005
  • Hester JE, Troell RJ, Riley RW, Powell NB, Li KK: Reconstructive surgery for sleep disordered breathing. In: Anesthesiologist’s Manual of Surgical Procedures. Jaffe RA, Samuels SI, eds. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 193-198, 2004
  • Riley R, Powell N, Li K, Guilleminault C: Surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In: M. Kryger (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1998
  • Powell N, Riley R, Guilleminault C: The Hypopharynx Upper Airway Reconstruction in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. In: D. Fairbanks (Eds.), Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press, 1994, 193-209
  • Powell N, Guilleminault C, Riley R: Surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In: M. Kryger (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 2nd ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1994, 706-721
  • Powell N, Riley R: Malar contouring by zygomaticomaxillary osteotomies. In: T. Nique, H. Tu (Eds.), Anesthesia for Facial Plastic Surgery, New York: Thieme, 1993, 64-65
  • Powell N, Riley R, Guilleminault C.: Maxillofacial surgery for obstructive sleep apnea. In: M. Partinen & C. Guilleminault (Eds.), Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Clinical Research and Treatment, New York: Raven, 1989, 153-182
  • Guilleminault C, Riley R, Powell N: Surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In: M. Kryger, T. Roth, W. Dement (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1989, 571-583
  • Powell NB. Aesthetic Evaluation of Nasal Contour. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, St. Louis, C.V. Mosby Co.,1986
    Powell NB, Humphries B. Proportions of the Aesthetic Face. New York, Theime-Stratton, Inc., 1984