Articles in "BiPAP"

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Is Associated with Serious Postoperative Respiratory Complications

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is associated with a high incidence of postoperative respiratory failure. OHS is often detected by preoperative hypercapnia in obese patients.

Noninvasive Ventilation is Extremely Effective for Severe COPD Exacerbations

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Compared with invasive ventilation for severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations, noninvasive positive pressure ventilation was associated with lower in-hospital mortality, length of stay, and cost.