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Malignant Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (MOHS) of Marik and Desai

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Pulmonology & Critical Care
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Description:

Marik and Desai described the Malignant Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (MOHS) in obese patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). These patients may be misdiagnosed, undertreated and have a poor prognosis. The authors are from Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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