Pharyngeal pressure value using two continuous positive airway pressure devices.

@article{Colnaghi2008PharyngealPV,
  title={Pharyngeal pressure value using two continuous positive airway pressure devices.},
  author={Mariarosa Colnaghi and Piero Giuseppe Matassa and M Fumagalli and David N. Messina and Fabio Mosca},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  year={2008},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={F302-4}
}
The aim of the study was to measure the difference between the set continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) value and the pharyngeal pressure reading during CPAP in premature infants with mild respiratory distress syndrome, using two different devices: hood CPAP and the conventional nasal system. The preliminary results suggest that hood CPAP may produce more stable pharyngeal pressure than the conventional nasal device.