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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

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
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This project showed that age, gender, and ethnicity were not associated with CPAP adherence.
CPAP equipment is made from ozone-resistant materials and we needed to make sure all components of the SoClean were ozone-resistant, since we would be self-generating this gas for the sanitizing process on a daily basis," says Cormier.
All patients met the diagnostic criteria of OSA, and their first treatment choice was CPAP. The control subjects were healthy volunteers recruited through advertisements.
Infant flow driver CPAP costs around 600, 000 PKR (6000 USD) and nasal bubble CPAP costs around 20,000 PKR (200 USD).
Randomized trials have linked CPAP therapy to lower systolic blood pressure measures and improved endothelial function and insulin sensitivity.
Anderson, a professor of stroke neurology at the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, and one of the leaders of the new study, explained that the older work in the field had shown that CPAP could have a positive impact on these conditions as "the epidemiological data is very strong and the biomarker data is very strong," the Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/08/28/cpap-machines-dont-prevent-heart-attacks-strokes-in-some-sleep-apnea-sufferers/) reported.
At baseline, the average CPAP level needed to prevent airway obstruction was about 12 cm H20.
A key component of the treatment of hospitalized children with severe pneumonia is "bubble CPAP" (continuous positive airway pressure), in which a compressor delivers oxygen to the patient, ensuring a continuous flow of air during the treatment process.
Desde a sua descricao inicial, em 1981, para tratamento da Sindrome de Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono (SAOS) por Sullivan, o Continuous Positive Airway Pressure --Pressao Positiva Continua na Via Aerea (CPAP) permanece sendo o pilar do tratamento da apneia moderada e grave em adultos.
This study aimed to investigate the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in patients with OSAHS and T2DM.