Anesthesiology, July 2012 CME
Member price: $10.00, Non-member price: $20.00
Read the article:
- Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
A Review of Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and
by Chau et al., pp. 188-205
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Differentiate between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS).
- Describe the pathophysiologic mechanisms behind the development of OHS.
- Predict perioperative complications that may develop in patients with OHS.
- Appraise common treatment outcomes for OHS.
Faculty & Credentials:
Editor-in-Chief: James C. Eisenach, M.D. received consulting fees from Adynxx and NeuroGesX.
CME Editors: Leslie C. Jameson, M.D. received consulting fees and honoraria from Masimo and honoraria from GE Medical. Dan J. Kopacz, M.D. had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Authors: Edmond H. L. Chau, M.D., David Lam, B.Sc., Jean Wong, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., Babak Mokhlesi, M.D., M.Sc., and Frances Chung, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P.C. have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.
ASA Staff: Employees involved in planning have no financial relationships with commercial interests.
Resolutions of Conflicts of Interest
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Society of Anesthesiologists will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.
The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
CME Credit:1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.1.00 Non-physician Credit
Non-physicians may receive a Certificate of Completion stating that this activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Read the article in print or online, and take the CME exam online.
Required Hardware / Software:
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Internet connection, web browser version must have been released within the last three years.