[Pickwick syndrome. A case example of an obesity-hypoventilation syndrome, combined with obstructive sleep apnea].

  • Wolfgang Karrer
  • Published 1991 in
    Schweizerische Rundschau fur Medizin Praxis…


Nocturnal intrinsic disorders of sleep are much more common than hitherto assumed. In middle-aged men, a prevalence of 0.3 to 3% of severe obstructive sleep apnea syndromes necessitating treatment is expected. The international classification of sleep disorders (ICSD 1990) contains the definitions and descriptions of the different entities. A patient with… (More)


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