#269 Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) and the Didgeridoo with Dr Aneesa Das

04.19.2021 - By The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

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Does obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) give you respiratory distress? Are you baffled by bilevel? The wait is over! Learn all the ins and outs about OHS from Dr. Aneesa Das, @AneesaDas,  a sleep specialist and pulmonologist at The Ohio State University! You’ll learn tips and tricks regarding the diagnosis and management of OHS, the important role PCPs can play, and why on earth we’re discussing the didgeridoo!

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Written and Produced by: Cyrus Askin, MD
Infographic: Cyrus Askin, MD
Cover Art: Kate Grant MBChb, MRCGP
Hosts: Cyrus Askin, MD; Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP; Stuart Brigham MD
Reviewer: Leah Witt, MD
Editor: Matthew Watto, MD (written materials); Clair Morgan of nodderly.com

Guest: Aneesa Das, MD

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Show Segments

Intro, disclaimer, guest bio
Guest one-liner
Picks of the Week
Case from Kashlak
Basic risk factors for OHS and red flags
That pathophysiologic trifecta
Physical Exam & History - OHS
Surveys and specific testing
Labs and other tests (PFTs, Echo, and more)
OSA, OHS, and Central Sleep Apnea
Treating OSA: CPAP vs Bilevel
The importance of weight loss
Keys for inpatient management
Perioperative considerations
Take-home points

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