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Hipoventilation obesity syndrome

América Sánchez-Medina, Marcela Ma Sánchez-Medina
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a disease that is closely associated with deleterious respiratory effects such as the Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome which conventionally includes awake hypercapnia. There are studies addressing the detection of daytime hypercapnia with the patient either in sitting or standing position. However, there are no studies in obese subjects with a normal daytime PaCO2 in whom the detection of hypercapnia is made in the supine position. It is feasible that the physiopathological changes that occur in obese patients when they adopt the supine position lead to increased PaCO2 levels or hypercapnia...
September 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
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