Bilevel positive airway stress (BPAP) is a mode used during non-invasive ventilation (NIV). First used in 1988 with the aid of Professor Benzer in Austria, it grants a preset inspiratory tremendous airway pressure (IPAP) and expiratory fantastic airway strain (EPAP). BPAP can be defined as a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine with a time-cycle change of the applied CPAP stage.
CPAP/APAP, BPAP, and other non-invasive air flow modes had been proven to be powerful control tools for continual obstructive pulmonary disease, acute respiratory failure, sleep apnea, and many others.
Often BPAP is incorrectly referred to as “BiPAP”. BiPAP is the call of a portable ventilator manufactured by means of Respironics Corporation; it is simply considered one of many ventilators that can deliver BPAP.