Long-term outcome of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for obesity hypoventilation syndrome.

@article{Priou2010LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcome of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for obesity hypoventilation syndrome.},
  author={Pascaline Priou and J F Hamel and Christine Person and Nicole Meslier and Jean-Louis Racineux and T. Kristen Urban and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Gagnadoux},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2010},
  volume={138 1},
  pages={
          84-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND Few data are available on the long-term outcome of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) for obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS). This study was designed to determine long-term survival, treatment adherence, and prognostic factors in patients with OHS in whom NPPV was initiated in an acute setting vs under stable clinical conditions. METHODS One hundred thirty consecutive patients with OHS (56 women) who started NPPV between January 1995 and December 2006 either under… CONTINUE READING
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