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European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 276, Issue 12, pp 3557–3558 | Cite as

Aging effect on sleepiness and apneas severity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

  • Guan-Jiang HuangEmail author
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Dr. G-JH drafted and revised the letter.

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The author declares that he has no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by the author.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyThe Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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