COVID-19 Impact is propelling the demand for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices. With an increase in cases of COVID-19 across the globe, there is a requirement for effective management of the infection using CPAP therapy. A shortage of ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic has forced healthcare professionals to select alternative methods to deliver respiratory support to patients. Some of the modifications are required to convert CPAP devices to treat respiratory insufficiency, which helps to minimize aerosolization.. On the other hand, the high cost of device and maintenance along with high costs treatments are expected to limit the growth of global continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices market. Also, infrastructural developments in the medical and healthcare industry in the field of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices market for sleep apnea treatment are expected to generate more opportunities for key players operating in the market.. Global ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The impact of continuous positive airway pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter. AU - Shepherd, K.. AU - Holloway, R.. AU - Hillman, D.R.. AU - Eastwood, Peter. PY - 2007. Y1 - 2007. N2 - The lower esophageal sphincter ( LES) is the primary barrier to gastroesophageal reflux. Reflux is associated with periods of LES relaxation, as occurs during swallowing. Continuous positive airway pressure ( CPAP) has been shown to reduce reflux in individuals with and without sleep apnea, by an unknown mechanism. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of CPAP on swallow- induced LES relaxation. Measurements were made in 10 healthy, awake, supine individuals. Esophageal ( Pes), LES ( Ples), gastric ( Pg), and barrier pressure to reflux ( Pb = Ples - Pg) were recorded using a sleeve catheter during five swallows of 5 ml of water. This was repeated at four levels of CPAP ( 0, 5, 10, and 15 cmH(2)O). Pressures were measured during quiet breathing and during the LES relaxation ...
BACKGROUND--Patients with the sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome often receive continuous positive airway pressure to improve their symptoms and daytime performance, yet objective evidence of the effect of this treatment on cognitive performance is lacking. METHODS--A prospective parallel group study was performed comparing the change in objective daytime sleepiness as assessed by multiple sleep latency, cognitive function, and mood in 21 patients (mean (SE) number of apnoeas and hypopnoeas/hour 57 (6)) who received continuous positive airway pressure for three months and 16 patients (49(6) apnoeas and hypopnoeas/hour) who received conservative treatment for a similar period. RESULTS--Both groups showed significant within group changes in cognitive function between baseline and three months, but when comparisons were made between groups the only significant difference was a greater improvement in multiple sleep latency with continuous positive airway pressure. However, the improvement in sleep ...
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a form of positive airway pressure ventilator, which applies mild air pressure on a continuous basis to keep the airways continuously open in people who are able to breathe spontaneously on their own. It is an alternative to positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). Both modalities stent the lungs alveoli open and thus recruit more of the lungs surface area for ventilation. But while PEEP refers to devices that impose positive pressure only at the end of the exhalation, CPAP devices apply continuous positive airway pressure throughout the breathing cycle. Thus, the ventilator itself does not cycle during CPAP, no additional pressure above the level of CPAP is provided, and patients must initiate all of their breaths. CPAP typically is used for people who have breathing problems, such as sleep apnea. CPAP also may be used to treat preterm infants whose lungs have not yet fully developed. For example, physicians may use CPAP in infants with ...
The hypothesis for this study is that children with sleep disordered breathing will benefit from treatment with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) in terms of reduction in cardiovascular risk markers and insulin resistance.. The CPAP machine delivers a predetermined level of pressure. It releases a stream of compressed air through a hose to the nose mask and keeps the upper airway open under continuous air pressure. This air pressure prevents obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs as a result of narrowing of the airway due to the relaxation of upper respiratory tract muscles during sleep. This machine helps to increase the oxygen flow by keeping the airway open.. The BiPAP machine delivers two levels of pressure. Inspiratory Positive Airway Pressure (IPAP) is a high amount of pressure, applied when the patient inhales and a low Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure (EPAP) during exhalation. ...
Obstructive sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder that can lead to lost productivity and cardiovascular disease. The form of positive airway treatment that should be offered is unclear. MEDLINE and the Cochrane Central Trials registry were searched for English language randomized controlled trials comparing auto-titrating positive airway pressure (APAP) with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (inception through 9/2010). Six researchers extracted information on study design, potential bias, patient characteristics, interventions and outcomes. Data for each study were extracted by one reviewer and confirmed by another. Random effects model meta-analyses were performed for selected outcomes. Twenty-four randomized controlled trials met the inclusion criteria. In individual studies, APAP and fixed CPAP resulted in similar changes from baseline in the apnea-hypopnea index, most other sleep study measures and quality of life. By meta-analysis, APAP improved
TY - JOUR. T1 - Safety and efficacy of postoperative continuous positive airway pressure to prevent pulmonary complications after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. AU - Huerta, Sergio. AU - DeShields, Scott. AU - Shpiner, Robert. AU - Li, Zhaoping. AU - Liu, Carson. AU - Sawicki, Mark. AU - Arteaga, James. AU - Livingston, Edward H.. PY - 2002. Y1 - 2002. N2 - Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is used to prevent apneic arrest and/or hypoxia in patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. This modality has not been universally accepted for patients following upper gastrointestinal surgery because of concerns that pressurized air will inflate the stomach and proximal intestine, resulting in anastomotic disruption. This study was performed to assess the safety and efficacy of postoperative CPAP for patients undergoing a gastrojejunostomy as part of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) procedure. A total of 1067 patients (837 women [78%] and 230 men [22%]) were prospectively evaluated for the risk ...
Background and Objective: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a standard therapy for patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Increased demands for polysomnography (PSG) and CPAP titration have led to long waiting lists and high cost. CPAP prediction formulas derived from sleep and anthropometric parameters are used to set the initial CPAP level during CPAP titration. In the current study, we aimed to compare the pressure derived from prediction formulas with the pressure resulted from CPAP titration in a sample of Iranian patients.. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 90 subjects with confirmed OSA in a full PSG who underwent CPAP titration in Baharloo Sleep Clinic, Tehran, Iran, during 2017, were enrolled. All of the participants had Respiratory Disturbance Index (RDI) ≥ 15 in their PSG test. Then, the optimal pressure obtained from manual CPAP titration was compared with the one calculated by different prediction formulas for each ...
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Continuous positive airway pressure therapy ( CPAP ) uses a machine to help a person who has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) breathe more easily during sleep. A CPAP machine increases air pressure in your throat so that your airway doesnt collapse when you breathe in. When you use CPAP, your bed partner may sleep better...
Background: Previous studies showed that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in patients with heart failure (HF) and associated with poor cardiovascular outcomes. However, therapeutic impact of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on mortality and morbidity remains unclear among patients with HF.. Methods: In a prospective cohort study, we examined 111 HF patients who underwent sleep study, and compared all-cause death and HF hospitalization rates among patients without OSA, those with untreated OSA (apnea-hypopnea index ≥ 10 per hr of sleep), and those with OSA treated by CPAP.. Results: Patients were divided into without OSA (N=32), untreated OSA (N=53) and treated OSA (N=26). During a median follow-up of 21±9 months, there was no death in those with treated OSA, while there was no significant difference in total death rate between those without OSA and with untreated OSA (log-rank test P=0.558). However, there were 52 (28%) all-cause deaths plus HF hospitalizations during ...
Tuberculosis (TB) remains as an important public health problem worldwide. Pleural tuberculosis is the most prevalent form of extrapulmonary presentation in immunocompetent patients.. The volume of effusion in the pleural space of patients with pleural TB may cause complications like restrictive ventilator lung functional disturb and/or pleural thickening. The respiratory physiotherapy can be adjuvant on treatment of pleural effusion tuberculosis throughout of various treatment technique.. The Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is utilized in various pathologic, this improves lung mechanics by recruiting atelectatic alveoli, improving pulmonary compliance, and reducing the work of breathing.. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of CPAP on fluid absorption among patients with pleural effusion due tuberculosis. ...
Our study demonstrated that zaleplon administered just before CPAP titration during split-night PSG improved initial sleep latency without affecting minimum oxygen saturation or resultant CPAP pressure. Contrary to our hypothesis, use of zaleplon did not result improvement in sleep efficiency or arousal indices, and thus perception of sleep quality during the PSG did not differ between the two groups. Although CPAP adherence was relatively high in both groups, use of zaleplon did not result in increased compliance. Improvements in OSA-related symptoms as measured by FOSQ and ESS were also similar in the zaleplon and placebo groups.. Our data conflict with Lettieris work involving the use of a hypnotic during CPAP titration. A retrospective assessment of 400 consecutive patients prescribed CPAP for OSA showed that of multiple parameters assessed, only age and use of a hypnotic (typically zolpidem) during the CPAP titration were associated with better short-term CPAP compliance.14 This ...
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy uses a machine to help a person who has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) breathe more easily during sleep. A CPAP machine increases air pressure in the throat so your airway does not collapse when you breathe in. You use CPAP at home every night while you sleep.. ...
A system including methods and apparatus for treatment of a medical disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or congestive heart failure. The system involves applying a gain to flow rate of pressurized gas delivered to a patient during inspiratory and/or expiratory phases of a respiratory cycle to deliver the pressurized gas in proportion to the respective gains during inspiration and/or expiration. A base pressure may be applied in addition to the gain-modified pressures and an elevated pressure profile may be employed to assist or control inspiration. The system may be fully automated responsive to feedback provided by a flow sensor that determines the estimated patient flow rate. A leak computer can be included to instantaneously calculate gas leakage from the system. The system may be utilized in connection with conventional continuous positive airway pressure treatments, such as CPAP or bi-level positive airway pressure equipment to effect various beneficial treatment applications.
A system including methods and apparatus for treatment of a medical disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or congestive heart failure. The system involves applying a gain to flow rate of pressurized gas delivered to a patient during inspiratory and/or expiratory phases of a respiratory cycle to deliver the pressurized gas in proportion to the respective gains during inspiration and/or expiration. A base pressure may be applied in addition to the gain-modified pressures and an elevated pressure profile may be employed to assist or control inspiration. The system may be fully automated responsive to feedback provided by a flow sensor that determines the estimated patient flow rate. A leak computer can be included to instantaneously calculate gas leakage from the system. The system may be utilized in connection with conventional continuous positive airway pressure treatments, such as CPAP or bi-level positive airway pressure equipment to effect various beneficial treatment applications.
Aim: Infants with viral bronchiolitis are often hospitalised with a proportion requiring respiratory support. The aim of this review was to examine the use of nasal prong continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as a management strategy for infants with a diagnosis of bronchiolitis, who required stabilisation and transport to a tertiary centre.. Method: A retrospective audit of infants with bronchiolitis requiring CPAP during transport between January 2003 and June 2007.. Results: Nasal CPAP was initiated in 54 infants with 51 of these (34 ex-preterm, 17 term) subsequently continuing on CPAP during retrieval. Mean CPAP pressure was 7 cmH2O. Oxygenation improved between stabilisation and the end of retrieval (P , 0.01). During retrieval, there was no significant increase in transcutaneous CO2, no infant required endotracheal ventilation and no adverse events were noted. Five infants were intubated within the first 24 h of admission at the receiving hospital.. Conclusion: This review ...
What Is CPAP?The most common and effective nonsurgical treatment for sleep apnea is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP which is applied through a nasal or facial mask while you sleep. The CPAP device does n
Background: Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) are two forms of resistance breathing used in spontaneously breathing patients. With a threshold resistor or a flow resistor, both PEP and CPAP provide a positive (elevated) pressure level during the expiratory phase. With PEP, inspiratory pressure is negative, i.e. lower than ambient air pressure, as during a normal inspiration, but with CPAP, the inspiratory pressure is positive, i.e. higher than ambient air pressure.. Methods: This thesis is based on four separate studies in which four different breathing devices, a PEP-bottle (threshold resistor device), a PEP-mask (flow resistor device), a threshold resistor CPAP and a flow resistor device were investigated. Paper I, II and III are based on studies in healthy volunteers. Paper IV is a bench study performed in a hypobaric chamber. Paper I examined differences between two PEP devices, the PEP-bottle and the PEP-mask. Paper II evaluated the ...
What is CPAP? Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) A non-invasive alternative to intubation Does not require any sedation It provides comfort to the patient with acute respiratory distress by reducing work of breathing Revised for B/F Counties 2014
Purpose: Recent guidelines for acute heart failure (AHF) support the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) although its early use upstream intensive care unit (ICU) requires more evidence. The aim of this multicenter randomized study was to compare the effects of standard treatment of cardiogenic acute pulmonary oedema to CPAP when started in out-hospital setting and continued in ICU.. Methods: AHF presenters with respiratory distress were enrolled by 10 emergency medical mobile services. Inclusion criteria were respiratory rate ,25, pulse oxygen saturation ,90% in air and Killip score ≥3. Each eligible patient was randomly assigned at home to receive standard treatment (ST) including oxygen, nitroglycerin, diuretic and inotropic drug as appropriate, or a combination of ST and CPAP (7.5-10 cmH2O). The primary end point, a composite of death, presence of intubation criteria or persistence at the second hour after inclusion, reappearance of the inclusion criteria or circulatory ...
CPAP treatment was associated with a reduction in the number of patients with unsustained AT (from 8 to 1, P=.024) and in the total number of AT beats (P=.026). In contrast, the number of VEs did not fall significantly (P=.44).. Two patients developed episodes of second-degree atrioventricular block. The use of CPAP in both patients resolved conduction changes and neither required pacemaker implantation. Two more patients had non-severe sinus dysfunction, which resolved in 1 of them after introduction of CPAP; neither required a pacemaker.. Subgroup Analysis. Patients over 50 years of age (n=17) had more disturbed baseline HRV figures than younger patients (P,.05) and their frequency domain parameters (VLF, LF and HF) during waking hours improved more significantly than the under-50 age group (P,.05). Age did not affect the incidence of arrhythmias, nor the influence of CPAP on this parameter. Arterial hypertension was more common in patients aged,50 years (14/17 vs. 3/9 patients, P=.03), and ...
Purpose: To investigate the impact of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) applied by a full-face fitted mask at 15 cmH2O on total cerebral blood flow (tCBF), jugular venous flow (tJVF) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow.. Materials and methods: Axial 2D phase-contrast MRI measurements were acquired at the C2-C3 vertebral level for 23 healthy male awake subjects at baseline (without) and with CPAP applied. CSF flow was quantified within the spinal subarachnoid space and tCBF was quantified based on the summation of blood flow within the left and right internal carotid and vertebral arteries. tJVF was quantified based on the summation of blood flow within the left and right jugular veins. Heart rate, transcutaneous carbon dioxide (PtcCO2) and oxygen saturation were continuously monitored during the MR protocol.. Results: CPAP decreased the pulse amplitude (PtPPA) of tJVF by 21% (p = 0.004). CSF stroke volume (SV) and PtPPA also decreased by 20% (p = 0.003) and 15% (p = 0.005), respectively. ...
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of bubble continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and Infant Flow Driver (IFD) CPAP for the post-extubation management of preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). STUDY DESIGN: A total
Introduction Dynamic hyperinflation (DH) is characterised by an increase in end-expiratory lung volume (EELV) and contributes to exercise limitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients. Neural respiratory drive (NRD) directly reflects the load-capacity relationship of the respiratory system and is therefore expected to increase with DH. However, there are limited data investigating the effects of isolated increases in EELV on NRD. We hypothesised that 1) increases in EELV induced by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) would increase NRD in healthy subjects and 2) with the change in lung volume, NRD to the parasternal intercostal muscles would increase to a greater extent than that to the diaphragm at higher levels of CPAP. ...
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Simelaro J, Greenberg R, Cannavo J. Intermittent mandatory ventilation and continuous positive airway pressure: two inexpensive methods of delivery. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1980;79(6):383. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.1980.79.6.383.. Download citation file:. ...
Continuous positive airway pressure (C PA P) is a treatment modality for pulmonary oxygenation difficulties. C PA P impairs venous return to the heart and, in turn, affects cerebral blood flow (CBF) a
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Positive airway pressure devices keep pressured air flowing through the airways of the throat and is one of the common treatments for sleep apnea.
Few comparative studies of nasal CPAP devices have been published. In particular, we are unaware of any studies that compare lung recruitment with different nasal CPAP devices as they are currently being used in infants. The main objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of 3 distinct devices-2 continuous flow devices and 1 variable flow device-in recruiting lung volume at various nasal CPAP levels.. Factors determining the effectiveness of any nasal CPAP device include its associated work of breathing, flow characteristics, ease of application, and the comfort level of the infant once the device is in place. Continuous flow nasal CPAP is increased or decreased by varying the resistance to exhalation at the exhalation valve on an infant ventilator. Nasal prongs are commonly used to provide continuous flow nasal CPAP. Concerns exist, however, about increased work of breathing with nasal prongs, compared with face mask CPAP.11Additionally, nasal prongs often become dislodged making care ...
BackgroundSeveral beneficial effects of non-nutritive sucking in infants, including the physiological stability, relaxation, better transition from tube feeding to oral feeding have been reported. But its effect on oxygen saturation in neonates under the Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (NCPAPو (is not so clear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of non-nutritive sucking on transcutaneous oxygen saturation levels of neonates treated with NCPAP.Materials and MethodsThis quasi-experimental study was done on 25 preterm neonates, hospitalized with a diagnosis of respiratory distress, required NCPAP, in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Ayatollah Rouhani Hospital and Babol Clinic, North of Iran. Non-nutritive sucking was elicited by a standard pacifier appropriate to their age one hour a day, and the mean oxygen saturation was measured before and after intervention by cardiopulmonary monitoring (Saadat Co., Iran). Data analyzed using SPSS-18.0 software.ResultsIn the 25 cases
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The BiPAP is bi-level continuous positive airway pressure device that mainly used for home care and clinical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) or respiratory insufficiency. CPAP is short for Continuos Positive Airway...
In this study we found that treatment of OSA with CPAP did not result in a reduction in weight, and actually was associated with weight gain. This observation was independent of age, gender, race, OSA severity, and sleepiness. Furthermore, those with the greatest adherence to CPAP appeared to have gained the most weight.. The primary finding in this study is that CPAP treatment of OSA does not result in weight loss over a 6-month time frame. Our findings are therefore consistent with those of Redenius et al., who failed to observe in a retrospective study any reduction in weight in 183 CPAP treated patients followed in a sleep center over 10 to 14 months.12 Similarly, several smaller studies also have failed to find a change in weight with CPAP treatment. In a randomized controlled trial of sibutramine in comparison to CPAP for weight loss, CPAP treatment for one year in 18 patients was not associated with a change in weight.11 Similarly, addition of CPAP did not result in greater weight loss ...
Intermittent positive pressure ventilation has been a major advance in the care of preterm infants. It permits temporary support of pulmonary function and hence preservation of life.13However, it is generally accepted that this form of ventilation places the infant at increased risk of pulmonary injury, leading to chronic lung disease.14 The presence of a foreign body in the trachea also provides a portal of entry for infection and may cause local damage to the upper airway. The optimal method of managing infants when they are judged no longer to need an endotracheal tube has been controversial. Theoretical reasons supporting the use of NCPAP in this role include prevention of atelectasis, recruitment of small airways, and decreased work of breathing. However, if extubation to headbox oxygen was shown to be equally effective, then this method of care would be favoured because it is less invasive.. We have found that extubation to a single nasal prong using a CPAP level of 7 cm water results in ...
Although a simpler and less invasive form of assisted ventilation of the newborn, the introduction of nasal CPAP followed that of intermittent positive pressure ventilation. Gregoryet al 5 first described two methods of delivery of CPAP in 1971 for the treatment of RDS: through an endotracheal tube and through a pressure chamber around the infants head. Subsequently, delivery through a face mask6 and nasal tubes ending above the vocal cords have more commonly been used to deliver CPAP.7 Several forms of these tubes exist, some long enough to end just above the epiglottis (nasopharyngeal) and some only 1-2 cm inside the nose. Short prongs may be single or binasal. The Infant Flow Driver (IFD; Electro Medical Equipment, Brighton, Sussex, UK) is a binasal system commonly used in the United Kingdom. In contrast with other binasal systems, it uses a "fluidic flip" mechanism, which is claimed to lead to a more stable level of CPAP being delivered throughout the respiratory cycle. A two hour crossover ...
Results There were no differences in death, duration of hospitalization, failure to treatment, duration of improvement of RD, necrotizing enterocolitis(NEC), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), chronic lung disease (CLD), pnumothorax, pulmonary hemorrhage, apnea, sepsis, duration of hospitalization, duration to reach to full entral feeding between two groups (NCPAP, HFNC). During the study, those on HFNC had more normal examination of nasal mucosa (P,0.0001). According to neonatal nurses opinions, application of HFNC was easier than NCPAP for neonates (P,0.0001).. ...
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Positive airway pressure devices keep pressured air flowing through the airways of the throat and is one of the common treatments for sleep apnea. The patient wears a face mask which is attached with a tube and a machine that blows pressurized air through the mask into the airway to keep it open.
Mild hypopnea can often be treated by losing weight or by avoiding sleeping on your back. CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure is the most common treatment for hypopnea.. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a treatment in which the patient wears a mask over the nose and/or mouth. An air blower forces air through the upper airway.. The air pressure is adjusted so that it is just enough to avoid the upper airway tissues from collapsing during sleep but apnea episodes return when CPAP is stopped or it is used improperly.. CPAP can also help reduce the excessive sleepiness people experience during the day. This device must be worn every night to be efficient. PROVIGIL can be used in addition to CPAP to treat excessive sleepiness when CPAP does not work properly.. ...
Limitations of CBA study: Controlled before after study. Mahajan, Anjali // Lung India;Nov/Dec2015, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p670 A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Evaluation of short-term use of nocturnal nasal continuous positive airway pressure for a clinical profile and exercise capacity in adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome." ...
The sleep apnea mask is called a continuous positive airway pressure device and it uses air pressure to push ones tongue forward and opens the throat during sleep.
Results: Altogether 138 patients in algorithm I and 110 patients in algorithm II completed the CPAP trial. There were no significant differences between these algorithms with respect to the primary end‐point. The sensitivity and specificity of algorithm I versus II as a diagnostic test for OSA were 0.3, 0.8 versus 0.31, 1.00 respectively. In predicting CPAP adherence at 6 months, the likelihood ratio positive for algorithms I and II was 2.7 and 5.27 respectively. The mean (SE) time taken from the first consultation to the end of CPAP trial in algorithm I and algorithm II was 60 (2) and 98 (5) days, respectively, P < 0.01 ...
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Humidified high flow nasal airway respiratory support is a method of delivering a high per-minute volume of respiratory gas via nasal cannula. The respiratory gas is heated to near body temperature and humidified, usually to saturation vapor pressure. This form of respiratory support is generally referred to as high flow therapy (HFT). HFT is also referred to as transnasal insufflation (TNI),[5] especially when used for treatment of sleep apnea.. Nasal cannulae usually used for oxygen delivery typically deliver 1-6 liters of oxygen per minute. The FiO2 - the percentage of oxygen inhaled by the patient-usually ranges roughly from 24% to 35%, as 100% O2 delivered from the cannula is diluted with air at about 21% oxygen. Flow rates for delivery of oxygen using typical nasal cannulae are limited because medical oxygen is anhydrous, and when delivered from a pressurized source the gas cools as it expands with the drop to atmospheric pressure. Delivery of cold, dry gas is irritating to the respiratory ...