inspiratory positive airway pressure


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inspiratory positive airway pressure (IPAP),

that applied during the inspiratory phase of mechanically assisted ventilation.
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NIV using a single-limb bilevel ventilator was performed (inspiratory positive airway pressure IPAP 12 cm [H.sub.2]O, EPAP 5 cm [H.sub.2]O).
Due to hypercarbic respiratory acidosis, tachypnea, and hypoxia, she was immediately placed on noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) (Philips Respironics V60) with the following settings: inspiratory positive airway pressure (IPAP) of 14 cm H2O, expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) of 12 cm H2O, respiratory rate of 15, and FiO2 of 100%.
Inspiratory positive airway pressure was delivered according to patient tolerance and varied from 10 to 30 cm H2O.

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