Effects of biphasic positive airway pressure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Biphasic positive airway pressure (BiPAP) is a ventilatory mode in which two pressure levels (higher (Phigh) and lower (Plow)) acting as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) alternate at preset time intervals. BiPAP combines pressure-controlled ventilation with unrestricted spontaneous breathing. BiPAP has not yet been evaluated in patients with… (More)

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