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Nocturnal Ventilation With BiPAP in Severe COPD

Chodri, Tanvir A. M.D.; Groth, Maritza L. M.D., F.C.C.P.

Section Editor(s): Groth , Maritza L. MD, FCCP, Editor

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine:
Pulmonary Trends
Abstract

Synopsis: Nocturnal ventilation with bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) does not improve mortality or morbidity in patients with stable severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Source: Casanova C et al. Long-term controlled trial of nocturnal nasal positive pressure ventilation in patients with severe COPD. Chest. 2000;118:1582–1590.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.