Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and cardiovascular disease: The influence of C-reactive protein
Izolde Bouloukaki, Charalampos Mermigkis, Eleftherios M Kallergis, Violeta Moniaki, Eleni Mauroudi, Sophia E Schiza, Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Thoracic Medicine, University General Hospital, Medical School of the University of Crete, 71110 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Correspondence to: Sophia E Schiza, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Thoracic Medicine, University General Hospital, Medical School of the University of Crete, Rio, 71110 Heraklion, Crete, Greece. email@example.com
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Received: October 20, 2014
Peer-review started: October 20, 2014
First decision: November 27, 2014
Revised: March 2, 2015
Accepted: March 18, 2015
Article in press: March 20, 2015
Published online: May 20, 2015