Continuous positive airway pressure in COPD patients in acute hypercapnic respiratory failure.

@article{Miro1993ContinuousPA,
  title={Continuous positive airway pressure in COPD patients in acute hypercapnic respiratory failure.},
  author={Adelaida M. Miro and U Shivaram and I A Hertig},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1993},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={266-8}
}
We used mask continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in seven patients with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure in an attempt to avoid endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. Mask CPAP was started at 5 cm H2O and then increased to a maximum of 10 cm H2O depending on the clinical response. In five patients, CPAP significantly improved gas exchange; four of these patients were weaned to oxygen by face mask without needing intubation. In two patients, gas exchange deteriorated… CONTINUE READING

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