24 patient evaluations for Non-invasive Ventilator with a cost of Not specified

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Mar 20, 2017 (Started Sep 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Difficulty sleeping through night, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I've had a hard time getting used to this machine. I wake up more often than before starting the bi-pap. The recommended settings were too much for me to get use to. Lowering them makes it easier for me, but I am having too many apnea episodes, avg 20+/hr down from 48.8/hr. I've yet to see the benefit from this treatment.

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Aug 30, 2016 (Started May 25, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Daily

Nov 17, 2010 (Started May 25, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Daily

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Jul 19, 2015 (Started Jul 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Breathing difficulty)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: listen to your doctor and use the bpap asap

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Jul 18, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Decreased diaphragm strength)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Granulation tissue both peg and trach site)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 23 hr Daily

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Jul 28, 2012 (Started Apr 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (trapped wind, Headaches, Abdominal wind pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I used a bipap when I had my Supra Pubic Catheter Insertion done. I found it so beneficial for fatigue symptoms that I petitioned my consultant for a prescription despite good blood gas levels

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Jul 6, 2012 (Started Nov 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 14 hr Daily

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Dec 5, 2011 (Started May 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Keep trying until you find the right mask. I wore nasal pillow during the day because I found that more comfortable and I could wear my glasses. At night I wore eaither one that covered my nose and mouth or one that covered just my nose and used a chin strap to keep my mouth closed. By changing masks I was able to prevent skin problems. Don't be afraid of going out with friends with the mask on. After a while you forget about it. Little kids may ask and I would just say it helps my breathing.

Dec 15, 2009 (Started May 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 23 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I use the nasal pillows during the day so I can wear my glasses. To give my nose a rest I use a mask at night. If I use small square band-aids on the bridge of my nose, there is less irratation

Mar 10, 2009 (Started May 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 23 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Get a battery so you can take it with you easily

Aug 25, 2008 (Started May 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:

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Feb 3, 2011 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for HIV related neurological symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Acne breakout)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 6 hr Daily
Side effects: Acne breakout

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Dec 20, 2010 (Started Sep 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Eye floaters)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: eyes bothering got new Nasal apparatus
Side effects: Eye floaters, Dry mouth at night

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Nov 9, 2010 (Started Apr 03, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Pressure sore)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Side effects: Pressure sore

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