variants or BIPAP or less commonly BiPap or BPAP or BPap
bilevel positive airway pressure
Both CPAP and BiPAP have demonstrated decreased intubation rates for patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema …Eric Hawkins et al.
By reducing the pressure on expiration, BIPAP lowers the resistance against which the patient must exhale.Christian Guilleminault and Michael Zupamcic

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“BiPAP.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants or BIPAP also BiPap or BPAP or BPap
bilevel positive airway pressure
Some patients may require noninvasive positive pressure ventilation … such as CPAP or BiPAP for additional support.Sheri Knepel and Amanda Aemisegger, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports
Bilevel positive airway pressure (BIPAP) is a noninvasive mode of ventilation administered through a tight-fitting mask to assist spontaneously breathing patients. The BIPAP system regulates the pressure supplied to patients, delivering different pressures during inspiration and exhalation.Lisa Freeman Grossheim and Keith S. Gates, Emergency Medicine Reports
A BiPAP machine (also known as BPAP) stands for bi-level positive airway pressure, and the device pumps air in two ways. Inhalations are assisted with a higher pressure and exhalations have a lower one.Joshua Brockman, The New York Times
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