Letter to the Editor

Comment to the Editorial by KS Park and EW Kang “Is only fixed positive airway pressure a robust tool for kidney protection in patients with obstructive sleep apnea?”

Oreste Marrone, Fabio Cibella, Jean-Louis Pépin, Ludger Grote, Johan Verbraecken, Tarja Saaresranta, John A. Kvamme, Ozen K. Basoglu, Carolina Lombardi, Walter T. McNicholas, Jan Hedner, Maria R. Bonsignore, on behalf of the ESADA network


We thank doctors Park and Kang for their editorial that well summarized our article. Our common belief is that one of the possible consequences of untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an accelerated deterioration of kidney function, and that more knowledge would be necessary on the possible protective effects of OSA treatments (1,2).

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