OHS

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)

OHS is defined as chronic daytime hypercapnia in obese patients (those with a BMI of > 30kg/m2), in the absence of other known causes for hypoventilation1.

What is OHS?

OHS is defined as chronic daytime hypercapnia in obese patients after ruling out any other causes of hypoventilation.

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Treatment options

Recommended treatment options for OHS include controlled weight loss and noninvasive ventilation.

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Patient outcomes

Learn about the positive outcomes for OHS patients being treated with noninvasive ventilation (NIV)

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References

 

  1. Olson AL, Zwillich C. The obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Am J Med.2005 Sep; 118(9): 948-56.