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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Summary

Description: A technique of respiratory therapy, in either spontaneously breathing or mechanically ventilated patients, in which airway pressure is maintained above atmospheric pressure throughout the respiratory cycle by pressurization of the ventilatory circuit. (On-Line Medical Dictionary [Internet]. Newcastle upon Tyne(UK): The University Dept. of Medical Oncology: The CancerWEB Project; c1997-2003 [cited 2003 Apr 17]. Available from:

Also Known As: APRV Ventilation Mode; Bilevel Continuous Positive Airway Pressure; Biphasic Continuous Positive Airway Pressure; CPAP Ventilation; Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Show All >>

Networked: 3024 relevant articles (321 outcomes, 440 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Continuous Positive Airway Pressure is Relevant

  1. Obstructive Sleep Apnea : 141 outcomes 178 studies in 1220 results
  2. Sleep Apnea Syndromes (Sleep Apnea) : 36 outcomes 56 studies in 400 results
  3. Apnea : 21 outcomes 23 studies in 185 results
  4. Heart Failure : 15 outcomes 26 studies in 136 results
  5. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) : 13 outcomes 23 studies in 104 results
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Drugs Related to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

  1. Oxygen
  2. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
  3. Insulin (Novolin)
  4. SAS
  5. Glucose (Dextrose)
  6. heliox
  7. sildenafil (Viagra)
  8. Diuretics
  9. salicylhydroxamic acid (SHAM)
  10. Leptin
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Therapies Related to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

  1. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  2. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation)
  3. Tracheostomy
  4. Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
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