Weight loss as sole treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in a patient with significant risks posed by daytime sleepiness
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to inform whether weight loss alone can adequately and promptly treat OSA in a patient with high-risk employment and an aversion to more invasive intervention.
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DAWS S. Weight loss as sole treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in a patient with significant risks posed by daytime sleepiness. Clin. Res. Prac. Oct 13 2021;7(2):eP2649. https://doi.org/10.22237/crp/1625097960