Correlates of obesity-related chronic ventilatory failure.
Only a third of obese patients develop chronic ventilatory failure. This cross-sectional study assessed multiple factors potentially associated with chronic ventilatory failure.
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Participants had a body mass index (BMI) >30 kg/m^2 , with or without chronic ventilatory failure (awake arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide >6 kPa or base excess (BE) ≥2 mmols/L). Factors investigated were grouped into domains: (1)...Expand abstract
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