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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

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Latest Research

Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Journal: BMC pulmonary medicine
  • Treatment Used: Home Mechanical Ventilation
  • Number of Patients: 74
  • Published —
This study tested the safety and efficacy of a home-based mechanical ventilation to treat patients with chronic respiratory failure.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) with Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Journal: Thorax
  • Treatment Used: Positive Airway Pressure Modalities
  • Number of Patients: 363
  • Published —
This study tested the safety and efficacy of using positive airway pressure modalities to treat patients with OHS and OSA.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Neuromuscular Disease (NMD), Chest Wall Disease (CWD), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS)
  • Journal: Respiratory medicine
  • Treatment Used: Home Mechanical Ventilation (HMV)
  • Number of Patients: 1210
  • Published —
This study evaluated the time to death and circumstances of death in patients with various respiratory diseases using home mechanical ventilation. The diseases investigated include neuromuscular disease (NMD), chest wall disease (CWD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS)
  • Journal: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
  • Treatment Used: Weight Loss Interventions
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
This review of the literature examined whether weight loss intervention be performed in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Journal: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
  • Treatment Used: Positive Airway Pressure Therapy
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
This review of the literature analyzed the effectiveness of positive airway pressure (PAP; uses a machine to pump air under pressure into the airway of the lungs) therapy to treat patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS; overweight people fail to breathe rapidly or deeply enough).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Journal: Respirology (Carlton, Vic.)
  • Treatment Used: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Therapy
  • Number of Patients: 42
  • Published —
This study compared the clinical outcome of using CPAP or NIV therapy to treat patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Journal: Respirology (Carlton, Vic.)
  • Treatment Used: Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
  • Number of Patients: 52
  • Published —
In this study, researchers evaluated the outcomes of using bilevel positive airway pressure for the treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea who cannot tolerate continuous positive airway pressure.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS)
  • Journal: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
  • Treatment Used: Non-Invasive Ventilation vs. CPAP as Initial Treatment
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
This review of the literature determined whether positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy should be initiated as noninvasive ventilation (NIV) or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in ambulatory patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Journal: Respirology (Carlton, Vic.)
  • Treatment Used: Automatic EPAP Intelligent Volume-Assured Pressure Support
  • Number of Patients: 38
  • Published —
The study researched the safety and effectiveness of automatic expiratory positive airway pressure intelligent volume-assured pressure support for patients with chronic respiratory failure.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS)
  • Journal: Sleep medicine
  • Treatment Used: Bilevel ventilatory support therapy
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
The study researched the effects of bilevel ventilatory support (BVS) in patients with Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Patients with Concurrent Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAHS)
  • Journal: Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung
  • Treatment Used: Auto-Trilevel and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) Ventilation
  • Number of Patients: 23
  • Published —
This study compared the difference in clinical effectiveness between auto-trilevel positive airway pressure (auto-trilevel PAP) ventilator and conventional fixed bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) ventilator for obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) patients with coexisting moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea (breathing cessation) hypopnea (shallow breathing) syndrome (OSAHS).