Prevalence Rate, and Clinical Characteristics of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Via Screening Patients Admitted to Medical Intensive Care Units

2016-10-18 02:08:21 | BioPortfolio


A prospective observation study to screen adult obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) patients who were newly admitted to the medical intensive care units and turned out to be diagnosed as Obesity hypoventilation syndrome(OHS). The investigators purpose is to look into the prevalence, predictive factors, and outcomes of OHS in these critically ill patients.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective


Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome


National Taiwan University Hospital




National Taiwan University Hospital

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