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July 1982

Intermittent Continuous Positive Airway Pressure by Mask: Its 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)

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