Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

From Physiologic Principles to Clinical Practice

1st Edition - July 22, 2020

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  • Editor: Aiman Tulaimat
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128152911
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128152904

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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: From Physiologic Principles to Clinical Practice summarizes the current state of knowledge regarding the epidemiology, physiology and treatment of obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS). Currently, the identification and management of OHS is suboptimal, especially in the acute setting, hence the misdiagnosis or mislabeling of the problem has a significant impact on patient outcomes. This volume brings together all aspects of assessment and management into a main resource for understanding the complex physiological and clinical consequences of this condition.

Key Features

  • Provides one page chapter summaries that cover epidemiology, physiology and treatment options
  • Presents an easy to use reference on obesity hypoventilation syndrome, including symptoms
  • Contains chapters with detailed discussions of topics, including color images, graphs and tables that summarize current research


Research scientists as well as respiratory and sleep medicine specialists

Table of Contents

  • I. Historical and social introduction
    1. Obesity: A social and public policy perspective
    2. History of obesity hypoventilation

    II. The burden of obesity on respiratory health
    3. Effect of obesity on the respiratory system
    4. The burden of obesity hypoventilation syndrome

    III. Pathophysiology of obesity hypoventilation syndrome
    5. Neural control of breathing in sleep
    6. Pathogenesis of sleep apnea
    7. The pathophysiology of obesity hypoventilation syndrome
    8. Evolution of obesity hypoventilation syndrome
    9. Cardiovascular, neurological, and inflammatory complications of obesity hypoventilation syndrome

    IV. Clinical assessment of a patient with obesity hypoventilation
    10. Assessment of patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome
    11. Detection of hypoventilation
    12. Diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing

    V. Management of obesity hypoventilation
    13. Positive airway pressure I: Equipment
    14. Positive airway pressure II: Settings and outcomes
    15. The effects of weight loss, tracheostomy, and medication on obesity hypoventilation syndrome
    16. Weight loss: Lifestyle interventions and pharmacotherapy
    17. Surgical weight loss
    18. Tracheostomy in morbidly obese patients
    19. Obesity hypoventilation in the intensive care unit
    20. Perioperative considerations and management in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome

Product details

  • No. of pages: 298
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: July 22, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128152911
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128152904

About the Editor

Aiman Tulaimat

Dr. Tulaimat has 18 years of experience specializing in Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is affiliated with John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County where he is the Director of Sleep Medicine and serves on the Executive Medical Staff and Stroke Committee. He has over 20 articles, 3 book chapters, 3 letters and 34 abstracts published in the field of respiratory medicine/pulmonary.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Sleep Medicine Services and Director of Research, John H. Stroger, Jr, Hospital of Cook County and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rush College of Medicine, Chicago, USA

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