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Obstructive sleep apnoea

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 30 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:551

In the issue of 9 August, in the cluster on obstructive sleep apnoea, we published an authors' reply from John Wright and Trevor Sheldon (p 369). Unfortunately, we printed an early version of their letter, and we apologise for this. The correct version of the letter is published here.

Authors' reply

  1. John Wright, Consultant in epidemiology and public healtha,
  2. Trevor Sheldon, Directorb
  1. a Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford BD9 6RJ
  2. b Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York YO1 5DD

    Editor—These letters show the uncertainty about sleep apnoea. The common claim of significant associations of sleep apnoea with premature death and vascular morbidity1 2 is reiterated by John Shneerson and Ian Smith, and Allan I Pack and Terry Young; however, J R Stradling and R J O Davies, and G J Gibson and …

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