Adherence to sleep apnea therapy and use of lipid-lowering drugs: a study of the healthy-user effect.

@article{Platt2010AdherenceTS,
  title={Adherence to sleep apnea therapy and use of lipid-lowering drugs: a study of the healthy-user effect.},
  author={Alec B. Platt and Samuel T. Kuna and Samuel H Field and Zhen Chen and Rajesh Gupta and Dominic F Roche and Jason D. Christie and David A Asch},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2010},
  volume={137 1},
  pages={102-8}
}
BACKGROUND Evidence that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) reduces cardiovascular morbidity comes largely from observational studies. This association may be confounded if CPAP adherents are healthier in ways not measured by investigators. We assessed whether patients adhering to lipid-lowering medications were more adherent to CPAP. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study undertaken at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center (2005-2006) of consecutive patients on… CONTINUE READING

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