continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

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00:54 May 14, 2020
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English term or phrase: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
Definition from National Center for Biotechnology Info.:
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a type of positive airway pressure, where the air flow is introduced into the airways to maintain a continuous pressure to constantly stent the airways open, in people who are breathing spontaneously.

Example sentence(s):
  • The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency of initiation of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in a referral hospital in Mexico City serving mainly patients without public health insurance coverage and to assess their level of adherence. Archivos de Bronconeumología
  • CPAP machines come in a variety of designs. Some simply provide a varying continuous stream of air, or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Coronavirus Today
  • To eliminate snoring and prevent sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend a device called a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine Mayo Clinic
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Definition from Hengitysliitto:
Uniapnean hoidossa käytetään yleisesti nenän kautta annettavaa ylipainehengityshoitoa eli nenä-CPAP -hoitoa (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). Siinä kasvoille asetettavan nenämaskin kautta hengitetään huoneilmaa pienellä ylipaineella, mikä estää hengitysteiden tukkeutumista unen aikana.

Example sentence(s):
  • Varhain synnytyssalissa aloitettu nasaalinen ylipainehengityshoito on ilmeisesti turvallista pikkukeskosen alkuhoidossa ja stabiloinnissa. - Duodecim: Käypä hoito  
  • Obstruktiivinen uniapnea voi heikentää muistia, mutta muistin toiminta palautuu usein ennalleen yöllisen ylipainehengityshoidon eli CPAP-hoidon ansiosta. -  
  • Ylipainehengityshoito (CPAP) on tehokas hoitomuoto monille uniapneaa sairastaville, ja sen laitteistot paranevat koko ajan. - Uniliitto  

Käytössä myös termit CPAP-laite, CPAP-hoito
Tarja Karjalainen
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