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News in brief: Screen OSA patients for primary aldosteronism; Fibrinogen levels predict COPD exacerbations; Vapers given six months notice

Screening after sleep studies will reveal primary aldosteronism People with both hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) should be routinely screened for primary aldosteronism (PA). A prospective study of 85 patients referred for sleep studies found the proportion of the total cohort with likely PA was 2.4% and possible PA was 11.8%. However among the ...

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