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Synonyms for pressure

Synonyms for pressure

the act, condition, or effect of exerting force on someone or something

power used to overcome resistance

to cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance

to maintain normal air pressure in


Synonyms for pressure

a force that compels

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the act of pressing

the state of demanding notice or attention

the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin

an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress

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to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

exert pressure on someone through threats

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Finally, intense follow up can greatly improve CPAP compliance.
Major finding: First-line therapy for adults with obstructive sleep apnea should be CPAP or a mandibular advancement device; surgery and pharmacotherapy do not appear to be effective, and weight loss is strongly recommended for patients who are overweight or obese.
Book title: CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Bedside Application in the Newborn.
In a placebo-controlled trial, subjective sleepiness measures, objective sleepiness measures, and energy/fatigue measures demonstrated greater improvement with more CPAP use (20).
People who are using CPAP machines that aren't working properly should go back to their doctors to make sure their masks are fitted right, they're using the right machine or they have the right mask.
Many local clergy members who participated in the peer advocate training agreed to keep materials about CPAP in their offices to use when counseling victims.
While retrospective studies show CPAP eliminates apnea and may extend life expectancies, "some patients cannot tolerate it or don't want to tolerate it," Remmers says.
said "The new features and options for Transcend are a result of listening to CPAP users who want flexibility both in how they use it and where.
Among those in attendance were David Gergen, Sleep Apnea Director for the NFLPA's Hope Program and Robert Rutan, developer of RemZzzs CPAP Mask Liners.
Most likely I am not alone with the feeling that we spend a lot of resources diagnosing sleep apnea, meticulously titrating CPAP devices, and listening to some of our patients as they list the reasons for not using it.
Professor Wung has been practicing and teaching the way of bubble CPAP at Columbia for over two decades now and his outcomes have been impressive.
In our study of 939 elderly patients, severe OSA not treated with CPAP was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality especially from stroke and heart failure, and CPAP treatment reduced this excess of cardiovascular mortality to levels similar to those seen in patients without OSA," Martinez-Garcia said.