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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

Summary

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

Conditions

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Location

National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei
Taiwan

Status

Recruiting

Source

National Taiwan University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-18T02:08:21-0400

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