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Correlates of obesity-related chronic ventilatory failure

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"Take home" message: It remains unclear why only some obese patients develop hypoventilation syndrome. In the largest cross-sectional study to date, exploring a wide range of potential factors provoking the obesity hypoventilation syndrome, we have found that intra-abdominal obesity and a poor response to hypoxia appear to be the dominant factors associated with hypoventilation, thus providing further insights into the pathophysiology of this condition.

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10.1136/bmjresp-2015-000110

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Open Respiratory Research Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Article number:
e000110
Publication date:
2016-02-01
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2052-4439
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580055
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uuid:d619da11-e7a4-4993-9190-888e9f9c4a95
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pubs:580055
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2015-12-15

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