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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

CPAP

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

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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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The CPAP circuit setup required a nasal prong of appropriate size, an IV infusion set, a 1000 ml normal saline bottle and an oxygen source.
Not only did CPAP fail to meet the composite primary endpoint, but it did not significantly affect any cause-specific cardiovascular outcome, the researchers said.
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.
Se realizo una historia clinica completa dirigida a sintomas de apnea del sueno, habitos de sueno, tiempo de uso de CPAP (noches por semana, horas por noche), efectos secundarios y las principales molestias que limitaban el uso de la CPAP.
We aimed to determine effects of overnight nasal CPAP (nCPAP) therapy on endothelial function and inflammation to discriminate presence of acute treatable unfavorable effects of OSA on endothelium.
CPAP is the treatment of for moderate to severe OSA, and possibly for mild to moderate OSA, as the study mentioned earlier suggests.
CPAP could be applied in smaller hospitals with adequate certified training and only sicker babies need to be transported to apex institutions.
Empiric studies have suggested that rates for CPAP use range from 30-60 per cent (8-13).
Atrial pacing did not have a significant effect on episodes of sleep apnea, and the authors continue to recommend CPAP as the treatment of choice.
Since we also have data that CPAP decreases motor vehicle accidents, it is reasonable to recommend CPAP until we have randomized controlled trial data that show its use to be harmful.