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Early Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Kim HH, Lee SH, Kim SW

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is defined as the triad of obesity (body mass index, [BMI] ≥ 30 kg/m 2 ), daytime hypercapnia (PaCO2 ≥ 45 mm Hg), and sleep breathing...
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A Case of Rapidly Developed Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome in a Patient with Kyphoscoliosis

Kim MY, Jeong JS, Jang YN, Go SE, Lee SH, Moon HS, Kang HH

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is characterized by severe obesity, excessive daytime sleepiness, hypoxemia and hypercapnea. Because OHS mimics pulmonary hypertension or cor pulmonale, clinicians should recognize and treat this syndrome...
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Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure Immediate After Bariatric Surgery

Jo YY, Jung WS, Park HY, Chang YJ

Surgery and general anesthesia can both lead to impaired lung function, abnormal gas exchange and abnormal respiratory mechanics in obese patients. A 37 year old obese female who had obesity...
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A Case of Severe Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome Treated by Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

Kim HJ, Hong S, Han JK, Kim BJ, Park KW, Lee DH, Oh K, Sim WJ, Park SS, Shin SY

  • KMID: 1852270
  • J Korean Neurol Assoc.
  • 2005 Dec;23(6):836-839.
Obesity-Hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is characterized by morbid obesity, hypoxia, and hypercapnea during wakefulness without parechymal lung disease or severe obstructive sleep apnea. A woman was admitted because of mental deterioration...
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