CPAP


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to CPAP: Bipap, sleep apnea

continuous positive airway pressure

 (CPAP)
a method of positive pressure ventilation used with patients who are breathing spontaneously, done to keep the alveoli open at the end of exhalation and thus increase oxygenation and reduce the work of breathing. When the same principle is used in mechanical ventilation, it is called positive end-expiratory pressure.

CPAP

CPAP

abbr.
continuous positive airway pressure

CPAP

CPAP

Abbreviation for:
Common Provider Audit Program
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (Medspeak-UK)

CPAP

Continuous positive airway pressure, see there.

CPAP

Abbreviation for continuous positive airway pressure.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

A ventilation device that blows a gentle stream of air into the nose during sleep to keep the airway open.
Mentioned in: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure

CPAP,

CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure.
References in periodicals archive ?
Uninterruptible power supplies are more commonly thought of as accessories for computers and servers, not necessarily as potentially lifesaving devices that accompany home medical equipment such as non-portable CPAP machines, nebulizers, compressors, oxygen concentrators, suction machines, and other electronically powered devices.
Explain the different features available for CPAP users such as alternate masks, heated humidification, ramps and Bi-level modalities.
In addition, the percentage of patients displaying a nocturnal blood pressure dipper pattern (a decrease of at least 10 percent in the average night-time blood pressure compared with the average daytime blood pressure) at the 12-week follow-up was greater in the CPAP group than in the control group (35.
There also was insufficient evidence to directly compare CPAP against other interventions, Dr.
Patients underwent overnight CPAP dose titration protocol with autoCPAP device (AutoSet Spirit, ResMed, Sydney, Australia) to determine minimum effective pressure to abolish apnea, hypopnea, and oxygen desaturation.
CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure is applied all through the respiratory cycle to maintain lung volume.
Because hyperinflation of the lung due to CPAP compromised the operating field in four patients in the CPAP group, application of CPAP was ceased during CPB.
Technological advances in the manufacturing of CPAP devices have moved beyond counters that merely measure hours of machine-on time to microprocessors that record the duration the mask is applied or mask-on use.
Perry was fitted with a CPAP machine and wears it, but his wife said he snores around it.
Prior to the introduction of C-Flex, one of the most common obstacles to patient compliance was difficulty exhaling against the positive airway pressure of CPAP machines.
He continued to use a CPAP when he was incarcerated at another facility prior to commencing his sentence at NDSP.