CPAP adherence and cardiovascular disease: beware of the healthy adherer effect

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K. Kunisaki reports having previously served as a consultant to GlaxoSmithKline in 2018, and current receipt of funding from the US National Institutes of Health for sleep-related research (R01 HL131049).

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Kunisaki, K.M. CPAP adherence and cardiovascular disease: beware of the healthy adherer effect. Sleep Breath 24, 599–600 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11325-019-01849-9

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