CPAP Saves the Lives of Covid-19 PatientsSrivari
COVID-19 has led to severe acute respiratory syndrome in many patients diagnosed with the disease, which causes the lungs to swell and collapse. In the beginning stages, continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) was not addressed as a therapy, high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) instead being looked at as the primary intervention. CPAP helps to keep the lungs open and allows for easier breathing, with previous trials showing it had a role in improving key outcomes, like progression to intubation and length of stay in intensive care unit (ICU).
A study found that CPAP machine was linked to a significantly lower risk of death (HR 0.38, 95% CI 0.36 to 0.40) in patients with a hospital stay of 7 or less days. When CPAP was used within 4 days of a hospital admission, the probability of survival was above 73%