Tag: pneumonia

CPAP Therapy Means Higher Pneumonia Risk

Although continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the “gold standard” treatment for sleep apnea, it could be increasing the risk of a lung infection. According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, sleep apnea poses a high risk of pneumonia potentially…

Fighting Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

We know that the risk for infection increases the longer a patient is mechanically ventilated. There are probably several mechanisms that contribute to this risk, but certainly microaspiration or leakage of secretions around the tracheal tube cuff is a primary one. With increasing time…

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