Apnée obstructive du sommeil chez l'adultjuillet 29, 2019
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To the Editor: In their review article, Veasey and Rosen (April 11 issue)1 recommend weight loss for obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea, since obesity is the main risk factor. However, the authors scarcely mention bariatric surgery. We found this surprising, since obesity is notoriously difficult to treat and is mostly refractory to nonsurgical interventions, whereas bariatric surgery is often associated with long-term, substantial weight loss.2 The authors state that no significant reduction in the score on the Apnea–Hypopnea Index (AHI) was found when bariatric surgery was compared with nonsurgical interventions. The cited reference is a randomized trial that involved . . .