SESSION TITLE: Sleep Disorders I
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV) is the preferred treatment strategy in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) complicated with Respiratory failure (RF) and heart failure (HF), but because of high failure rate of initial NIMV in severe patients, most reported cases were eventually forced into invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV). We aimed to use the PSG monitoring to explore a new method of NIMV to avoid IMV.