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Rebuttal: ‘Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS): does the current definition need revisiting?’
  1. Nicholas Hart1,
  2. Swapna Mandal1,
  3. Ari Manuel2,
  4. Babak Mokhlesi3,
  5. Jean-Louis Pepin4,
  6. Amanda Piper5,
  7. John Stradling6
  1. 1 Lane Fox Respiratory Unit, GSTFT and KCL Biomedical Research Centre, London, UK
  2. 2 Oxford Sleep Unit, Respiratory Department, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK
  3. 3 Medicine/Pulmonary & Crit Care, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  4. 4 Laboratoire HP2, Hypoxie Physiopathologies, Université Joseph Fourier; INSERM U 1042, Grenoble Cedex 09, France
  5. 5 Respiratory Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  6. 6 Oxford Sleep unit, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ari Manuel, Oxford Sleep Unit, Respiratory Department, Churchill Hospital, Oxford OX3 7LE, UK; ari.manuel{at}ouh.nhs.uk

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In response to the comments by Tulaimat and Littleton,1 we will clarify our original statement on ‘Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS): does the current definition need revisiting?2 The two issues that these authors raise are curious and indeed re-enforce the statement …

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