Bispectral index in hypercapnic encephalopathy associated with COPD exacerbation: a pilot study

  • Roberto Chalela, Lluis Gallart, Sergi Pascual-Guardia, Antonio Sancho-Muñoz, Joaquim Gea, Mauricio Orozco-Levi
  • International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2018, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/copd.s167020

BIS in COPD exacerbations

What is it about?

This article introduces the potential utility of Bispectral Index in monitoring patients with COPD exacerbations and encephalopathy. The BIS values correlate well with clinical sedation scales.

Why is it important?

Monitoring critical patients with severe COPD exacerbations and encephalopathy is mandatory because of the risk of requering oral intubation and mechanical ventilation.

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