39 patient evaluations for Non-invasive Ventilator

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Sep 3, 2010 (Started Jun 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for primary lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: it is a little difficult to use by yourself as you get weaker and nursing staff are a litle afraid of equipment. Inservicing new personnel when you don't talk is difficult.

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Dec 18, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily

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Oct 15, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Greatly added to the quality of my sleep
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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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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Jan 15, 2010 (Started Feb 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

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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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Feb 12, 2011 (Started Jan 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for decreased respiratory function)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth at night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 16 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I sleep much better. I recommend starting as soon as possible.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth at night

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Mar 1, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for central sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    Mild (edema (fluid retention))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Use mask liner for a full face mask. See: http://www.remzzzs.com/ http://padacheek.com/ http://quietusliners.com/
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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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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