Cardiovascular mortality in women with obstructive sleep apnea with or without continuous positive airway pressure treatment.

@article{Finucane2012CardiovascularMI,
  title={Cardiovascular mortality in women with obstructive sleep apnea with or without continuous positive airway pressure treatment.},
  author={Thomas E. Finucane},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={156 11},
  pages={
          838; author reply 838
        }
}
TO THE EDITOR: In 1980, the Coronary Drug Project (1) showed that among patients assigned to placebo, those who faithfully (at least 80% of the time) took the lactose placebo had a roughly 50% reduction in death compared with those who took the pill less faithfully. The authors note “the serious difficulty, if not impossibility, of evaluating treatment efficacy in subgroups determined by patient . . . adherence . . . .” Adherent patients seem different from nonadherent patients in ways that are… CONTINUE READING
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