Improvement of associated respiratory problems in morbidly obese patients after open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

@article{MartValeri2007ImprovementOA,
  title={Improvement of associated respiratory problems in morbidly obese patients after open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.},
  author={C Mart{\'i}-Valeri and A. Fernandez Sabate and Carlos Masdevall and Ant{\`o}nia Dalmau},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={1102-10}
}
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is present in 44% of patients scheduled for bariatric surgery. Respiratory dysfunction associated with this syndrome is attributable to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and/or obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS). We studied the long-term effect of bariatric surgery on weight loss, on the respiratory comorbidities associated with obesity, and on the need for non-invasive positive pressure ventilation. METHODS We followed a… CONTINUE READING

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