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Factors associated with ventilatory failure in obesity

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INTRODUCTION: 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) obe...

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MSD
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NDM
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Deposit date:
2016-06-10

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