34. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. John G. Park1,2

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch34

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How to Cite

Park, J. G. (2005) Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch34

Editor Information

  1. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  2. 2

    Sleepcare Diagnostics, Mason, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS);
  • blunted central chemoreceptor response;
  • leptin resistance obesity and OHS


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Evaluation

  • Therapy

  • References

  • Additional Reading