Nocturnal Ventilation With BiPAP in Severe COPD

Abstracts from Literature 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. …