Response by Ifergane et al to Letter Regarding Article, “Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Acute Stroke: A Role for Systemic Inflammation”
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We read with great interest the letter by Dr Kazushi. In our article,1 we evaluated sleep-disturbed breathing and biomarkers (namely plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 [PAI-1], interleukin-6, and tumor necrosis factor) in patients with stroke during the acute post stroke period. In this patient group, we found a correlation between the apnea hypopnea index and the measured …