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Nasopharyngeal airway continuous positive airway pressure: a method to wean from or avoid mechanical ventilation in adults

Lookup NU author(s): Dr David Ryan, Dr Oliver Weldon, Dr Andrew Kilner


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A simple technique using a nasopharyngeal airway and a continuous positive airway pressure circuit has proved air effective alternative to a tight fitting nasal or face mask for delivery of continuous positive airway pressure. Nasal trauma, discomfort and mouth breathing are the main disadvantages.

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Author(s): Ryan DW, Weldon OGW, Kilner AJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Anaesthesia

Year: 2002

Volume: 57

Issue: 5

Pages: 475-477

ISSN (print): 0003-2409

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2044

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1046/j.0003-2409.2001.02511.x


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