Sleep apnea and 20-year follow-up for all-cause mortality, stroke, and cancer incidence and mortality in the Busselton Health Study cohort.

@article{Marshall2014SleepAA,
  title={Sleep apnea and 20-year follow-up for all-cause mortality, stroke, and cancer incidence and mortality in the Busselton Health Study cohort.},
  author={Nathaniel S Marshall and Keith K H Wong and Stewart R J Cullen and Matthew Knuiman and Ronald R Grunstein},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={355-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To ascertain whether objectively measured obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) independently increases the risk of all cause death, cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke or cancer. DESIGN Community-based cohort. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS 400 residents of the Western Australian town of Busselton. MEASURES OSA severity was quantified via the respiratory disturbance index (RDI) as measured by a single night recording in November-December 1990 using the MESAM IV… CONTINUE READING

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