Publication
Title
The Optiflow (TM) interface for chronic CPAP use in children
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Abstract
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is being increasingly used in children of all age ranges. The limited number of commercially available masks especially in infants and young children may complicate its use and compliance. In this report, we describe our experience with the use of the Optiflow (TM) (Fisher and Paykel Healthcare) Nasal Cannula attached to a regular CPAP device in the setting of chronic CPAP use. This interface consists of a nasal cannula and was originally designed for the delivery of high-flow oxygen therapy. We could show an objective improvement in breathing parameters in several children selected for CPAP mainly because of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). However, this interface cannot be used for bilevel non-invasive ventilation due to insufficient triggering. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Sleep medicine. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2018
ISSN
1389-9457
Volume/pages
44 (2018) , p. 1-3
ISI
000427379800001
Pubmed ID
29530362
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 11.09.2021
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