Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: From Physiologic Principles to 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
I. Historical and social introduction 1. Obesity: A social and public policy perspective 2. History of obesity hypoventilation
II. The burden of obesity on respiratory health 3. Effect of obesity on the respiratory system 4. The burden of obesity hypoventilation syndrome
III. Pathophysiology of obesity hypoventilation syndrome 5. Neural control of breathing in sleep 6. Pathogenesis of sleep apnea 7. The pathophysiology of obesity hypoventilation syndrome 8. Evolution of obesity hypoventilation syndrome 9. Cardiovascular, neurological, and inflammatory complications of obesity hypoventilation syndrome
IV. Clinical assessment of a patient with obesity hypoventilation 10. Assessment of patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome 11. Detection of hypoventilation 12. Diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing
V. Management of obesity hypoventilation 13. Positive airway pressure I: Equipment 14. Positive airway pressure II: Settings and outcomes 15. The effects of weight loss, tracheostomy, and medication on obesity hypoventilation syndrome 16. Weight loss: Lifestyle interventions and pharmacotherapy 17. Surgical weight loss 18. Tracheostomy in morbidly obese patients 19. Obesity hypoventilation in the intensive care unit 20. Perioperative considerations and management in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome
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.