Obesity hypoventilation syndrome: does the current definition need revisiting?

Hart, Nicholas; Mandal, Swapna; Manuel, Ari; Mokhlesi, Babak; Pépin, Jean-Louis; Piper, Amanda; Stradling, John R.
January 2014
Thorax;Jan2014, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p83
Academic Journal
The article offers information on obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) that has been conventionally made by the combination of obesity, daytime hypercapnia. It highlights about the survival curve generated for untreated OHS which is significantly reduced compared with the non-obese. It further talks about the combined medical costs associated with treatment of obesity.


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