There is no relationship between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a population study.

@article{Bednarek2005ThereIN,
  title={There is no relationship between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a population study.},
  author={Michal Bednarek and Robert Plywaczewski and Luiza Jończak and Jan Zielinski},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={142-9}
}
BACKGROUND Both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are common diseases. Some recent studies suggest an increased prevalence of COPD among subjects with OSAS. OBJECTIVES The study objective was to evaluate whether there is an epidemiological relationship between COPD and OSAS in a random population sample. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study population, 356 males (53%) and 320 females, mean age 56.6+/-8.2 years (range 41-72), was selected… CONTINUE READING
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