Obesity hypoventilation syndrome: a current review

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de Athayde, Rodolfo Augusto Bacelar; de Oliveira, José Ricardo Bandeira; Lorenzi, Geraldo; Genta, Pedro Rodrigues;
(2018)
  • Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisiologia
  • Journal: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia,volume 44,issue 6,pages510-518 (issn: 1806-3756, eissn: 1806-3756)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/s1806-37562017000000332, pmc: PMC6459748
  • Subject: Review Article | Ventilação não invasiva | Diseases of the respiratory system | Noninvasive ventilation | RC705-779 | Obesity hypoventilation syndrome | Obesity | Obesidade | Síndrome de hipoventilação por obesidade

ABSTRACT Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is defined as the presence of obesity (body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m²) and daytime arterial hypercapnia (PaCO2 ≥ 45 mmHg) in the absence of other causes of hypoventilation. OHS is often overlooked and confused with... View more