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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4kontinuerligt positivt luftvägstryck (CPAP)
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kontinuerligt positivt luftvägstryck (CPAP)

Definition from own experience or research:
En behandlingsmetod vid otillräcklig syresättning av blodet, som baseras på att man upprätthåller ett övertryck i luftvägarna, hos en spontanandande patient, genom tillförsel av en komprimerad syrgas–luftblandning genom en tätslutande andningsmask.

Example sentence(s):
  • En systematisk översikt från SBU [2] visar att kontinuerligt positivt luftvägstryck, CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) ger symtomlindring och förbättrad livskvalitet hos patienter med centralt sömnapnésyndrom men påverkar inte kardiovaskulära händelser. - Läkartidningen  
  • De behöver extra syrgastillförsel och ofta andningsunderstöd i form av kontinuerligt positivt luftvägstryck (CPAP) eller respirator. -  
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