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What are the strengths + weaknesses of Surgically Masking over CPAP devices' air inlet?

Many patients go the extra mile/mask! See picture above. In addition to the CPAP filter that they use and replace regularly, they mask over their CPAP machine's air intake, with a Surgical Mask that ...
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What is the difference between a high flow device, like a HFNC, and a CPAP machine? And how can HFNC involve PEEP?

Let's say with CPAP you have the air infused with Oxygen. I don't know if that's always the case but suppose that's the case. What then is the difference between a high flow device, like a HFNC, and ...
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Can CPAP devices connected with oxygen sources be used as ventilators?

I want to inquire if CPAP devices can act as low performance ventilators, if they are connected to an oxygen source as well. I am asking this question in regards to the covid-19 pandemic. There are ...
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Risk of legionella with CPAP humidifiers

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines for those who suffer from sleep apnoea are sometimes used with a humidifier attached. What are the risks of legionella involved with the use of ...
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