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Pickwickian syndrome

Pickwickian syndrome: Introduction

Pickwickian syndrome: A syndrome characterized by obesity, somnolence, hypoventilation and erythrocytosis. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pickwickian syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Pickwickian syndrome

Treatments for Pickwickian syndrome

  • The most important treatment is weight loss-by diet, through exercise, with medication, or sometimes weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)
  • If the symptoms are significant, nighttime positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment is tried
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Pickwickian syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Pickwickian syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Pickwickian syndrome

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Pickwickian syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pickwickian syndrome

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Pickwickian syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pickwickian syndrome

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Pickwickian syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Pickwickian syndrome

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Prognosis for Pickwickian syndrome

Prognosis for Pickwickian syndrome: The condition is associated with a reduced quality of life and people with the conditions incur increased healthcare costs, largely due to hospital admissions including observation and treatment on intensive care units.

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Definitions of Pickwickian syndrome:

Extreme obesity with polycythemia, somnolence, hypoventilation, arterial unsaturation and hypercapnia, and pulmonary hypertension. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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