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In the article by de Sousa, Cercato, Mancini and Halpern (1), the following error was published in the Treatment of obesity in OSHAS patients on page 348 within the second column, second paragraph. The statements were:

A meta-analysis has documented the effects of bariatric surgery in approximately 2399 OSAHS patients submitted to surgery. For approximately 85% of cases whose information was made available, OSAHS was improved or resolved (105). CPAP treatment could be withdrawn in most patients. As seen in adult patients, paediatric studies generally report good obstructive sleep apnearelated outcomes after bariatric surgery (106).

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A meta-analysis has documented the effects of bariatric surgery in approximately 2399 OSAHS patients submitted to surgery. For approximately 85% of cases whose information was made available, OSAHS was improved or resolved (Buchwald H, Avidor, Y, Braunwald, E, Jensen, MD, Pories, W, Fahrbach, K, Schoelles, K. Bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA 2004;292:1724–37.). CPAP treatment could be withdrawn in most patients. As seen in adult patients, paediatric studies generally report good obstructive sleep apnearelated outcomes after bariatric surgery (Kalra M, Inge, T. Effect of bariatric surgery on obstructive sleep apnoea in adolescents. Paediatr Respir Rev 2006;7(4):260–7).

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