The Authors: Ahmed BaHammam is Professor of Medicine, Director of the University Sleep Disorders Center, King Saud University and Consultant, Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine. Research interests include non-invasive ventilation, obesity hypoventilation, sleep in critically ill patients and patients with acute coronary syndrome, oxidative stress in sleep disordered breathing and the effects of fasting on sleep. Suhaila Al-Jawder is Assistant Professor in Arabian Gulf University and Consultant, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Salmaniya Medical Complex, and University Sleep Disorders Center, King Saud University. Research interests include hypoventilation syndromes, non-invasive modes of ventilation and sleep-related breathing disorders in cardiovascular diseases.
INVITED REVIEW SERIES: OBESITY AND RESPIRATORY DISORDERS†
Managing acute respiratory decompensation in the morbidly obese
Article first published online: 25 JUN 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Respirology © 2012 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Volume 17, Issue 5, pages 759–771, July 2012
How to Cite
BAHAMMAM, A. S. and AL-JAWDER, S. E. (2012), Managing acute respiratory decompensation in the morbidly obese. Respirology, 17: 759–771. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02099.x
SERIES EDITOR: AMANDA J PIPER
- Issue published online: 25 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 25 JUN 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 3 NOV 2011 02:31AM EST
- Received 19 September 2011; invited to revise 29 September 2011; revised 4 October 2011; accepted 6 October 2011.