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Obesity-related hypoventilation increased morbidity risk after bariatric surgery

Key clinical point: Obesity-related hypoventilation may play a role in post–bariatric surgery morbidities.

Major finding: The data showed a difference between those with and without obesity hypoventilation syndrome on a composite of postoperative comorbidities: 18.9% versus 14.3% (P = .021).

Study details: Data on outcomes of 1,665 patients who underwent polysomnography prior to bariatric surgery.

Disclosures: Dr. Chindamporn said in her presentation that she had nothing to disclose. Dr. Mehra’s research program is funded by the National Institute of Health, but she has also procured funding from the American College of Chest Physicians, American Heart Association, Clinical Translational Science Collaborative, and Central Society of Clinical Research.


Mehra R. Sleep 2020.