Surgical vs conventional therapy for weight loss treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized controlled trial

John Dixon, Linda M Schachter, Paul Edmond O'Brien, Kay Margaret Jones, Mariee Grima, Gavin William Lambert, Wendy Ann Brown, Michael John Bailey, Matthew T Naughton

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Abstract

Context Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is strongly related to obesity. Weight loss is recommended as part of the overall management plan for obese patients diagnosed with OSA. Objective To determine whether surgically induced weight loss is more effective than conventional weight loss therapy in the management of OSA. Design, Setting, and Patients A randomized controlled trial of 60 obese patients (body mass index: >35 and
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1142 - 1149
Number of pages8
JournalJAMA
Volume308
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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