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July 1982

Intermittent Continuous Positive Airway Pressure by MaskIts Use in the Treatment of Atelectasis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville.

Arch Surg. 1982;117(7):970-972. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380310076019

• We used continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) applied intermittently by face mask to treat a patient with falling Pao2 secondary to atelectasis. The Pao2 increased with each successive CPAP treatment.

(Arch Surg 1982;117:970-972)