Study supports open nasal cannula over CPAP for OSA

07/8/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

A high-flow open nasal cannula may be as effective as a continuous positive airway pressure mask in children with obstructive sleep apnea, a Johns Hopkins study found. Researchers reported in the July issue of Pediatrics the open nasal cannula also may be less intrusive and easier for children to tolerate.

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