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Comparison of non-invasive CPAP with mask use in carbon monoxide poisoning: Some concerns about methodology

      We have read with great interest this article where two options for the clinical control of carbon monoxide poisoning are analyzed, with great clinical repercussions and effects on the prognosis of this type of poisoning [
      • Turgut K.
      • Yavuz E.
      Comparison of non-invasive CPAP with mask use in carbon monoxide poisoning.
      ]. It may be a good treatment option in emergency departments, especially in patients with comorbidity such as heart failure [
      • Idil H.
      • Unek O.
      Non-invasive CPAP ventilation in acute carbon monoxide poisoning.
      ]. However, there is not much data on the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in these patients in the literature, but we think that the differences in CPAP application in general may cause a difference in treatment response. Therefore, there are some points that we consider of interest that must be taken into account.

      Abbreviations:

      CO (Carbon monoxide), CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure)

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