What is VPAP?

Category: Equipment

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Variable Positive Airway Pressure machines are used by people who need respiratory support during sleep. It has two phases of operation IPAP (Inspiratory PAP) and EPAP (Expiratory PAP) It is a Ventilatory support device only,

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of VPAP"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
1

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with VPAP

Dry mouth (xerostomia) 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using VPAP)
Dosage Patients
7 hr daily 2
6 hr daily 1
8 hr daily 1
11.5 hr daily 1
16 hr daily 1
20 hr daily 1
23 hr daily 1
Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 2 patients who’ve stopped using VPAP

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using VPAP
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 1
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
1 50%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
1 50%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
1 50%
A little
1 50%
Not at all
0 0%
Cost per month
$200+
1 100%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
0 0%
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1 patient evaluation for VPAP

mesquite master
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mesquite master
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

See mesquite master's full VPAP history

Dec 22, 2009 (Started Aug 05, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for breathing support: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Switched to the AVAP machine.

  • 0 helpful marks
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