Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: Physiologic Principles and Clinical Practice summarizes the current state of knowledge regarding the epidemiology, physiology and treatment of obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS). Currently, the identification and management of OHS is suboptimal, especially in the acute setting, hence the misdiagnosis or mislabeling of the problem has a significant impact on patient outcomes. This volume brings together all aspects of assessment and management into a main resource for understanding the complex physiological and clinical consequences of this condition.
- Provides one page chapter summaries that cover epidemiology, physiology and treatment options
- Presents an easy to use reference on obesity hypoventilation syndrome, including symptoms
- Contains chapters with detailed discussions of topics, including color images, graphs and tables that summarize current research
Part 1 A historical introduction Section I. Obesity Section II. A History of Obesity Hypoventilation
Part 2 Definitions, epidemiology, morbidity, mortality, and quality of life Section I. Obesity: epidemiology and its effect on health Section II. OSA: epidemiology and effect on health Section III. Epidemiology of obesity hypoventilation
Part 3 Pathophysiology of obesity hypoventilation syndrome Section I. The normal physiology of breathing during sleep Section II. Pathophysiology of sleep disordered breathing Section III. The pathophysiology of obesity hypoventilation Section IV. Renal compensation for chronic to respiratory acidosis Section V. Evolution of obesity hypoventilation Section VI. Derangements of inflammation, the central nervous system, and cardiovascular system in obesity hypoventilation
Part 4 Clinical assessment of a patient with obesity hypoventilation Section I. Clinical manifestations obesity hypoventilation Section II. Detection of hypoventilation (arterial, venous, cutaneous, end tidal, HCO3, interpretation of acid-base) Section III. Diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing (PSG, portable)
Part 5 Management of obesity hypoventilation syndrome Section I. Weight loss Section II. Review the effect of weight loss on the pathophysiology of sleep apnea and OHS Section III. Positive airway pressure therapy I: Equipment Section IV. Positive airway pressure therapy II: Setting and Outcomes Section V. Medications Section VI. Tracheostomy and airways surgery Section VII. Acute on chronic respiratory failure Section VIII. Obesity hypoventilation and surgery
Dr. Tulaimat has 18 years of experience specializing in Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is affiliated with John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County where he is the Director of Sleep Medicine and serves on the Executive Medical Staff and Stroke Committee.
He has over 20 articles, 3 book chapters, 3 letters and 34 abstracts published in the field of respiratory medicine/pulmonary.