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.

Treatment options for obesity hypoventilation syndrome

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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NIV for obesity hypoventilation syndrome

ResMed’s NIV with intelligent Volume-Assured Pressure Support (iVAPS) can help patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome.

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References

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