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Adenotonsillectomy in children with mild symptoms: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7473.1045-b (Published 28 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1045
  1. Anne G M Schilder, otorhinolaryngologist (A.Schilder@wkz.azu.nl),
  2. Maroeska M Rovers, clinical epidemiologist,
  3. E Henriette van den Akker, otorhinolaryngologist,
  4. Birgit K van Staaij, general practitioner,
  5. Arno W Hoes, professor of clinical epidemiology
  1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center, Utrecht PO Box 85090, 3508 AB Utrecht, Netherlands
  2. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center, Utrecht PO Box 85090, 3508 AB Utrecht, Netherlands

    EDITOR—Although we excluded children with a Brouillette score of more than 3.5 from our trial, it is likely that some children with obstructive sleep apnoea participated.1 Of the 37 children in our trial with a Brouillette score between −1 and 3.5, indicating possible obstructive sleep apnoea, 18 were allocated to adenotonsillectomy and 19 to …

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