What are the benefits of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) the treatment of obesity-hypoventilation syndrome-related respiratory failure?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Ata Murat Kaynar, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Patients with obesity-hypoventilation syndrome benefit from NPPV as a consequence of reversal of the alveolar hypoventilation and upper-airway obstruction.


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